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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship 2014. Travel to make a difference. Travel in Scotland, Denmark and Japan

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Day 13 – NIT, Suzuka College – 24th October

On Friday, I took the 8.05am train again.  Professor Ito had translated some statistics on student destinations.  We discussed the process of preparing to move into work for 4th and 5th grade students.  The number of students progressing into work almost … Continue reading

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Day 12 – NIT, Suzuka College – 23rd October

On Thursday 23rd I took an earlier train (8.05am) and Professor Ito was there to meet me again at the station.  We went first to the Suzuka City Hall where there was a viewing platform.  This allowed us to see … Continue reading

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Day 11 – NIT, Suzuka College – 22 October

I got the 9.37 train from Nagoya to Suzuka where I met Professor Ito.  It was fantastic to meet him at last.  He and I have been communicating by email for over six months and Professor Ito has been the … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Nagoya and the Institute of Technology – 21st October

Professor Kawaguchi, of Suzuka College, met me at the Hostel and took me first to Nagoya Institute of Technology.  We visited Professor Inuzuka of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  Professors Kawaguchi and Inuzuka had studied together at Nagoya … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Ichinoseki for the programming contest

Michio, who had observed the interpretation yesterday, gave me (and my luggage) a lift to the competition and I was able to store my case at reception for the day.  I met with Professor Kei Chiba, who would look after … Continue reading

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Programming Contest – views from students, teachers and companies

This is a collection of students views on the value of being part of the programming competition: Chigita (17):  It is important to compare our skills with others and meet student from other colleges.  For the competition entry the team used … Continue reading

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All Japan ‘kosen’ Programming Contest

This is a programming and app design/development competition for students from National Institutes of Technology (kōtō-senmon-gakkō – kosen).  Students are aged between 15 and 22 and compete in teams.  The size of the team depends on the section of the … Continue reading

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Reflection from Denmark and Scotland

My week in Scotland and my two weeks in Denmark have flown by.  I have learned lots and my head is buzzing with ideas.  I hope that I can do something really useful with what I have found.  I already … Continue reading

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