I am currently Associate Professor of Tokyo Gakugei University in Tokyo (Japan). I completed my Ph.D. in 2007 looking at the PE assessment at Tokyo Gakugei University in Japan. I have an interest in teaching and researching about Physical Education and Teacher Training. I used to be an elementary school teacher. I had taught elementary school students for 9 years. Then, I transferred to professor job in 2004.
I am challenging to incorporate the ICT into PE based on my previous researches. I developed the distance learning and application for PE. I positively implemented them on games curriculum.
I was a chair of the Executive Committee of the 6th International Game Sense Conference. I have successfully managed it (https://nmy-252612treebell.wixsite.com/gamesense) in Japan. The number of participants reached a record in the past 5 conferences. At this conference, I made a platform for sharing information related to not only “Game Sense” but also a wide range of Game-centric approaches for teachers, researchers, coaches and other practitioners. I contributed to the integration and development of a derivative teaching approach that was born based on TGfU.
Still now, I am trying to broaden the concepts of game centered approaches. Then, I am organizing the seminar and lectures for Game Centered approaches in Japan.
I believe that TGfU is mainstream for game teaching in the school PE. But it might be misunderstood how to use it at the actual teaching in Japan. I suppose many teachers know that TGfU was based on constructivist learning. But most of the Japanese teachers still have a belief in PE based on behaviorist learning. For that reason, they are misconceptions about it. I am going to solve this problem in Japan.
I would publish the book related to TGfU for spreading out the authentic idea of it. Also, I would organize online global seminars for Japanese teachers and researchers in order that they can understand it authentically. I am going to organize the workshops and roundtables of game centered approaches at diverse levels. I am going to translate important publications related to TGfU and spread the TGfU concepts in Japan.
I would love to connect the Japanese PE community to the world PE community by sharing TGfU researches and practices.