ASEAN Student’s Reflection: The Role of Japan’s Higher Education in Fostering Global Human Resources Through the Twin College Envoys Program


There is no doubt that education play a vital role for development of a nation. Countries around the world are struggling to enhance their development in different aspect through education, particularly to foster competitive human resources. A phenomenon famously called ‘globalization’ has triggered this initiative become more internationalized and borderless, especially to encourage higher education to look further afield towards international collaboration. In ASEAN region for example, under the ASEAN Vision 2020, cross border education has emerged as a growing area of concern and opportunity (ASEAN, 2012). Capturing this momentum, Japan as a strategic partner of ASEAN has contributed significantly towards ASEAN's development through various education initiative. One of the initiative that has taken into different level is through collaborative science lesson between ASEAN students and Japanese students. This paper will explore the ASEAN student’s reflection regarding their experience while participating in higher collaborative science lesson which taken place in Chiba University, called Twinning Envoys Program.

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Sapto Ashardianto, Chiba University, Japan
Ryugo Oshima, Chiba University, Japan
Satoko Baba, Chiba University, Japan
Jun Nomura, Chiba University, Japan

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Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Education for interdisciplinary thinking

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