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Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Education of Myanmar, Honduras and Nepal Visit Nanzan

November 19, 2014

A group of officials attending the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) held in Nagoya from November 10 to 12, 2014 visited the Nanzan schools on the 13th in coordination with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The group included the Deputy Minister of Education of Myanmar; President of the University of Foreign Languages, Yangon; Minister of Education of Honduras; Minister of Education of Nepal; and Director of the Non Formal Education Center under the Ministry of Education of Nepal.

The group began with a courtesy call on the President followed by an explanation of educator training processes, time for Q&A and observation of an instructor practicum lesson at Nanzan University. Then at the Nanzan Girls’ Junior & Senior High School they heard an explanation of the school’s educational philosophy, had time for Q&A and observed a lesson for second-year junior high students.

At the Girls’ school they were able to enjoy their time and take pictures with the energetic students.

Finally, at the Nanzan Primary School the group learned about the educational philosophy, had time for Q&A and observed a science and math lesson.

They expressed much interest in the lesson format that helped the children to think through the answers to the problems in ways that differed from their own countries.

After the observation the group ate lunch with the children and were surprised as the children gave a speech in English.

The Minister of Education of Honduras shared his thoughts at the end of the day: “This was my first opportunity as Minister of Education to spend an entire day considering this one theme. Experiencing the Japanese education system first hand and hearing the explanation of the instructor training process have greatly impacted my visit to Japan. When I get back to my country I want to test some of my thoughts on the knowledge I gained today.”

Observing the University

Observing the Junior High School

Observing the Primary School