Wednesday September 4th ~ Friday September 6th

Education


9月5日公開シンポジウムの様子

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At this year’s G20 Osaka Summit chaired by Japan, many side events were arranged under the theme of “Education Policy in the 21st Century: Fostering Human Resources towards the Society 5.0 Era” including meetings between education practitioners, open symposiums and school visits.


International dialogue between education heads has progressed following last year’s first G20 education ministerial meeting and the triennial G7 education ministerial meeting held this year in France.


The meetings hosted by MEXT in cooperation with the OECD, UNESCO and the United Nations University, aim to enhance international cooperation in education fields, and advance education reform to correspond to educational issues that are becoming internationally common and borderless.


At the education practitioners’ meeting on September 4th, participants shared measures taken to address educational issues in their respective countries. At the open symposium on September 5th, presentations were made by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD, and Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education for UNESCO. Various case studies were presented by Fukui Prefectural Wakasa High School, Fukushima Prefectural Futaba Future High School, Reitaku Mizunami Senior High School and ANA Holdings Inc. A panel discussion was held on the theme: “What Future Society Needs”, in which participants from developed and developing countries openly discussed the importance of the role of education. On September 6th, participants from G20 nations visited the Yokohama Science Frontier High School to expand their knowledge on educational practices now being practiced in Japan.    


*Link to program


In an opening address at the symposium, MEXT Minister, SHIBAYAMA Masahiko, said he is hopeful that sharing knowledge on the international perspectives of common global educational issues will help develop various measures across Japan and all over the world. The minister pledged to promote and strengthen international collaborations among G20 nations and international organizations.


*Link to presentation materials of G20 Osaka Summit onEducation Policy in the 21st Century: Fostering Human Resources towards the Society 5.0 Era.”


MEXT Minister also held a meeting on September 5th with Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education for UNESCO, who was in Japan to attend the open symposium.




 Scenes from public symposium on September 5th



Photo 2                Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD


Photo 3                Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD




Photo 4                KUDO Yuichi, Principal of Kojimachi Junior High School

 

Photo 5                HIRAKAWA Rie, Superintendent of Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education


 [Scenes from meeting on September 4th]

Photo 7                G20 Educational practitioners’ meeting on September 4th

 

 [Group photos on September 6th]

Photo 8                G20 participants with Minatomiraihoncho Elementary School staff on September 6th

 

Photo 9                G20 participants with Yokohama Science Frontier High School staff on September 6th

 


   [MEXT Minister meets with Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education for UNESCO]