Kyoto University to accept 17 felled by flawed entrance test

Feb 1, 2018

Kyoto University to accept 17 felled by flawed entrance test

Kyoto University said Thursday it will admit 17 applicants who were rejected after taking its entrance exam last February that contained a physics question with no possible answer. Of those who passed, 11 will be allowed to switch to the faculties of their choice. "It's extremely ...

English teacher challenges students to plug in to the world

Jan 28, 2018

English teacher challenges students to plug in to the world

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The English-language learning programs in Japan's public schools have long been criticized for being too focused on rote learning. But Mio Horio, a 32-year-old English teacher from mountainous Shiga Prefecture, is challenging the nation's system and nudging her students to think outside the box. Horio's teenage ...

Schools tapping smartphone and tablet apps to engage a new generation

Jan 11, 2018

Schools tapping smartphone and tablet apps to engage a new generation

Smartphone and tablet computer apps are seeing increasing use in Japanese schools as teachers look to capitalize on what has become many young people's preferred window to the world. Artificial intelligence-assisted apps have become prevalent in education, particularly in subjects many Japanese teachers struggle to ...