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ALL DOSHISHA Co-Learning Program


Cooperative Learning with Japanese Students

All Doshisha Co-Learning Program was launched from 2018 Academic Year, aiming at promoting interaction between Japanese students and International students.

This program is based on a student-centered learning approach known as Problem/ Project Based Learning (PBL). It consists of Japanese students who wish to study abroad and International Science and Technology Course (ISTC) students who wish to learn more about Japan.
Japanese and ISTC students try to identify and examine real problems in everyday life, then work together to address and solve those problems.

There are various benefits for both Japanese and ISTC students through this program. Japanese students will make a connection with ISTC students and get information from them for studying abroad. They can learn English and other foreign languages as well. On the other hand, ISTC students will have opportunities to understand Japanese culture, society, and companies while learning Japanese language.
The students will need to acquire high level of English proficiency and global mindset for active participation in global society. Therefore, Co-Learning Program aims to enhance the students’ abilities and skills as below:

[Goals and expected acquirement of competences through this program]
・Global mindset
① Global vision
② Respect for diversity
③ Intercultural understanding

・Fundamental competencies for working persons
① Ability to step forward (Action)
② Ability to think through (Thinking)
③ Ability to work in a team (Teamwork)

The concept of Co-Learning Program is “Non sibi (Latin)” = “Not for self”. This is the essential for nurturing a global mind. The students will find issues to be addressed both for Japanese and ISTC students, and also for the benefits of Doshisha University, the alumni of the University, the future students of Science and Engineering, and local communities. They will identify the task, make a plan, consider and practice it.

We hope that more students understand our concepts and join Co-Learning Program. Let’s learn and have a fun together!

↑ Click the picture and open the PDF file.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering issued the leafreat of ALL DOSHISHA Co-Learning Program[PDF 6.5MB] so that the program will be widely known and understood in more detail. Please take a look!

Application Process

Recruiting new members for AY2022!
We are looking for new members joining in the Co-Learning program for AY2022. Anyone who is interested in this program is welcome.

For details on the previous projects, please refer to Project List of Co-Learning Program by Academic Year(AY) below.

If you like to apply to the program, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Co-Learning Program Team
Office of Faculty / Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Doshisha University

Annual Schedule


Project List of Co-Learning Program by Academic Year(AY)

About the project, planning application, progress status and achievement report are disclosed by Academic Year(AY).

The project of (AY)2018 >> click here
The project of (AY)2019 >> click here
The project of (AY)2020 >> click here
The project of (AY)2021 >> click here
The project of (AY)2022 >> click here