September 17th, 2016
The school had the kickoff session for the SPICE/Stanford e-Course on Global Health for Takatsuki Senior High School 2016-2017. It is an online course 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. 23 students are admitted to this course this year and they will participate in eight 60-minute “virtual classes” in English via the Internet from September 2016 to March 2017. 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, brief opening addresses were made by the course instructor Ms. Sabrina Ishimatsu, the director of SPICE Dr. Gary Mukai, and Takatsuki’s senior vice principal Tsuyoshi Kudo, followed by the self-introductions of all the students and a general guidance on the e-Course syllabus by the course instructor, during which a few beautiful photos of Stanford University were shown on the screen to briefly introduce the university. VC1 was rounded off with an active Q & A session.