September 19th, 2015
The school had a kickoff session for the SPICE/Stanford e-Course on Global Health for Takatsuki Senior High School. It is an online course that is jointly developed and offered by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education(SPICE) at Stanford University and Takatsuki Senior High School. The course will provide students with a broad overview of the importance of global health with a special focus on some pioneering examples of international work conducted by researchers of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University and Stanford University School of Medicine.
As Takatsuki’s Global Advanced Course makes its primary aim to nurture future global leaders who have a profound awareness of the significance of global health, a series of online lectures by leading global health researchers will bring students a large academic stimulus and a sense of achievement.
32 students (24 of the 1st-year and 8 of the 2nd-year students) are admitted to this course and they will participate in eight 60-minute “virtual classes” in English via the Internet from September 2015 to February 2016. They will also experience a new type of education “e-learning.” Students, who successfully complete the course, will receive a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University.
In the 1st Virtual Class, there were brief opening addresses by the course instructor Ms. Sabrina Ishimatsu, the director of SPICE Dr. Gary Mukai, and Takatsuki’s vice principal Mr. Tsuyoshi Kudo, followed by the self-introductions of all the students, a general guidance on the e-Course syllabus by the course instructor, and a brief Q & A session. Dr. Gary Mukai also briefly introduced Stanford University to the participants.