WEF 100th Anniversary

 The 45th World Education Fellowship Tokyo International Conference

 

(online)

Organized by WEF Japan section, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan,

                                                      11 - 13 September 2021    

  Last updated: 7 August 2021

 

Purpose of the Conference

The New Education Fellowship (NEF), the predecessor of the World Education Fellowship (WEF), was founded in 1921 as an international organization representing the New Education Movement worldwide.  In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NEF, the 45th World Education Fellowship Tokyo International Conference will be held 11 - 13 September 2021, under the auspices of the WEF Japan section.

 

The theme of the conference is "100 Years of New Education: Towards the Future of the Children of the World". The conference will summarize the history of 100 years of new education based on the footsteps of the NEF/WEF, and look at the current situation and challenges of children's education, and what we can do and what we should do towards the future of the children of the world.

 

The programme of the conference will include keynote speeches, symposia, and parallel sessions with the cooperation of the British headquarters, the Germany section, the India section, and others.

 

Due to the impact of the new coronavirus infection, ARAI Ikuo, the conference director, and the conference organizing committee (chaired by OBARA Yoshiaki, the executive director) carefully discussed the form of the international conference, and have come to a conlusion to host the online conference. The conference executive committee is organized in Tamagawa University, and this international conference will also be held in conjunction with the WEF International Education Forum, the domestic conference of the WEF Japan section.

 

Furthermore, in 1921, an epoch-making event took place in the history of new education in Japan. OBARA Kuniyoshi (founder of Tamagawa Gakuen and Tamagawa University), who closed the lecture on 8 August 1921, was the first person in Japan to advocate "Zenjin Education". OBARA also served as the President of the WEF Japan section (then called "World Education Japan Association") from 1967 (until 1975), and in August 1973, the 26th WEF Tokyo International Conference ("World New Education Conference") was held under the leadership of President OBARA. This year's conference will also include a symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the advocacy of "Zenjin Education". This is truly a conference to celebrate “two centennials" of the new education.

 

We sincerely look forward to your participation.

 

Theme : 100 Years of New Education: Towards the Future of the Children of the World

 

Dates:  11th (Sat), 12th (Sun), and 13th (Mon)  September 2021 (for 3 days) (JST)

 

Method: online (mainly using Zoom) * We will inform you more in detail as the date gets closer.

 

Place: Tamagawa University (Tokyo, Japan)

 

Program Outline       

 

< 11 September 2021 (JST) >
 

(International) *Only available in English

17.40-  Opening Ceremony   *Start time has been changed.

Opening Remarks

ARAI Ikuo, President of the Congress, President of WEF Japan section


Greetings from the UK Headquarters

Christine WYKES, Chair of WEF UK Headquarters

 

18.00-19.00 100th anniversary lecture of NEF/WEF

David TURNER, WEF E-Communications Secretary/ University of South Wales/ Beijing Normal University 

Schools of the future/ The future of schools

 

19.30-21.00 Parallel Sessions 1 

Parallel Session A: Education for Children

Chair: ARAI Ikuo, Seisa University 

Vice Chair: MATSUI Kathy, Seisen University 

 

1) KONO Michiyuki, Ehara Minami Elementary School / IGAMI Kumiko, Hitomi 

    School /  FUJIHARA Nobuhiko, Naruto University of Education/ Gary Foskett, UK

    LondonDi institute / YAMASAKI Yoko, Mukogawa Women's University

    Group activities for children on Shikoku walking pilgrimages: Development 

    Informal education programmes based on the six intelligences 

 

2) Sarah Elisabeth GANSS, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    A Digital Atmosphere? Rethinking Bollnow’s Concept of “Pedagogical Atmospheres” in

   the Face of Digitalisation 

 

3) Christoph SCHRÖDER, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    On the educative relation in Martin Buber’s Speech about ‘Education’ 

 

Parallel Session B: History of New Education 

Chair: YAMASAKI Yoko, Mukogawa Women’s University
Vice Chair: KAWASAKI Akiko, Rikkyo University

 

1) KAWAJI Ayako, Kobe University 

    Daily Life Writing in Japan: Creating alternative textbooks and culture

    

   Commentator: Peter Cunningham, Cambridge University 

 

2) Karsten KENKLIES,  University of Strathclyde

    Japanese Bildung: Georg Kerschensteiner’s pedagogical perspective on Japan

 

3) Pia DIERGARTEN, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

 Development “Bildung” beyond the Humanist Tradition.

Reforming the German Concept of “Bildung” towards an Education for Sustainable

Development

 

 

<12 September 2021 (JST)>

  

(International) *Only available in English
17.00-18.00 Keynote Speech

Ralf KOERRENZ, Friedrich Schiller University Jena /WEF Germany section

The Whole Person as a Key Concept of the New Education

 

18.15-20.00  100th Anniversary Symposium of NEF/WEF

100 Years of New Education: What Can We Do for the Children of the World?

 

Symposiasts

David TURNER, WEF E-Communications Secretary/ University of South Wales /  Beijing       

                      Normal University

ARAI Ikuo, President of the Congress, President of WEF Japan section, Joetsu University of

                     Education, Seisa University

YAMASAKI Yoko, Mukogawa Women’s University

 

Moderators

OBARA Kazuhito, Tamagawa University 

MATSUI Kathy, Seisen University

 

20.30-21.30 Parallel Sessions 2 

Parallel Session A: Education for Children

Chair: ARAI Ikuo, Seisa University 

Vice Chair: KOBAYASHI Makoto, Tamagawa University

 

1) Daniel LÖFFELMANN, Friedrich Schiller University Jena 

  Digital Education and its Inherent Link to New/Progressive Education.
  A Conceptual Study using the Example of the Latest German School Reform

 

2) Lena KÖHLER, Friedrich Schiller University Jena 

Learning to renew the world. Perspective on education with Hannah Arendt 

 

Parallel Session B: History of New Education

Chair: YAMASAKI Yoko, Mukogawa Women’s University

Vice Chair: KAWASAKI Akiko, Rikkyo University

 

1) Clemens KLEIN, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

    What does it mean to be human in a digital world? The pedagogy of Otto Friedrich     

   Bollnow  revisited

 

2) James OGUNLEYE, Editor of NEW Era in Education

    Challenges of Exponential Growth of Students Seeking Admission into Universities Nigeria

 


<13 September 2021, (JST)>
(International) *Only available in Englisch

16.00-17.00 Parallel Sessions 3 

Parallel Session A: Education for Children 

Chair: ARAI Ikuo, Seisa University 

Vice Chair: KOBAYASHI Makoto, Tamagawa University

 

1) KOBAYASHI Makoto, Tamagawa University

    Analysis of the “Confrontation of Justice” as a learning task towards the nurturing of 

   Global  Citizenship

 

Parallel Session B: History of New Education

Chair: YAMASAKI Yoko, Mukogawa Women’s University

Vice Chair: KAWASAKI Akiko, Rikkyo University

 

1) SAKUMA Hiroyuki, Tamagawa University

Peter Petersen’s Mischung as a Key Concept of Grouping in the Jena Plan:

Its Contemporary Significance in the Context of Inclusive Education    

18.00-  Keynote Speech

Rajeev HAZARAT, President of Gujarat Research Society/ WEF India section

Traditional Values Coupled with Contemporary Thought  


Closing Ceremony

Report on parallel sessions

Parallel Session A: Education for Children,   ARAI Ikuo  

Parallel Session B: History of New Education, YAMASAKI Yoko 

 

Greetings

Guadalupe G. de TURNER, WEF Secretary General

Priti SACHDEV, Hon. Secretary, WEF India section 

 

Closing Remarks

OBARA Kazuhito, Tamagawa University

 

 

 

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