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KOMEX Division of Active Learning and Teaching

Our division was established as part of KOMCEE (Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence) in 2010 with the aim of providing active learning support in undergraduate education from the perspective of educational technology design. This undertaking continues the work of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (Gendai GP) "Realizing a New Liberal Arts Education Using Information and Communication Technology", conducted as a joint project by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education in the academic years 2007 to 2009.

Our educational support activities are mainly carried out in the Komaba Active Learning Studio (KALS: http://www.kals.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ ) located in Building No. 17 of the Komaba Campus. KALS is a studio-type classroom space specially designed to achieve maximum efficiency of "active learning" through use of ICT technology, and dedicated to putting new methods of liberal arts education into practice. Lectures and seminars held at KALS encourage students to actively engage in the class through spontaneous group work in addition to ICT assisted learning.

Beyond education support activities, our contributions to enhancing the quality of liberal arts education through active learning included the design of the studio-type classroom for 21 KOMCEE completed in 2011 as well as implementation of web-based classroom support systems for both the Junior and Senior Divisions, such as the e-lecture series of EALAI (East Asia Liberal Arts Initiative). As an implementation model of "active learning", our division annually receives around 35 visits from other academic institutions and education-related enterprises.

"Active learning" refers to a style of instruction that, rather than passive listening to lectures, promotes active acquisition of integrated knowledge by learners through active analysis and evaluation in reading, writing and discussing visual, numerical, and verbal data.



| Division of Advanced Education in Science | Science Interpreter Training |
| External Relations Division | Division for Active Learning and Teaching |
| Internationalization Division: Todai Liberal Arts Program| Division for Fresh-Year Education |
| NEDO Special Division  |

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