The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan; Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India; and Centre for Environment Education (CEE), India, with close cooperation, conducted an invitation programme for teachers from India within the framework of the ‘International Educational Exchange Programme' in Tokyo, Japan from November 6 to 13, 2016.
The programme was facilitated by the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) who organise the ‘International Educational Exchange Programme' for teachers from India. The overall objective is to promote mutual understanding and international friendship in the Asia-Pacific region. Around 14 teachers from Elementary and Secondary education and Non-formal education centre from India participated in this exchange programme.
Highlights of the programme
(1) Introduction to the Japanese educational system, its current situation, and characteristic approach (ethics education, club activities, and more) of the school education to in-service teachers in elementary and secondary schools.
(2) Exchange forum between the teachers from India and Japan to improve the quality of education, by providing opportunities to share their teaching experiences.
(3) Experiencing Japanese culture and society.
(4) School visits and interaction with students by presenting Indian techniques and methodologies, especially, for Mathematics.