K-16 Education Research Center

Based on the theory and practice of “Zenjin education,” this center enhances educational activities of K-16 (Kindergarten – University) and has been involved in comprehensive research and practice in the two divisions below.

K-16 Education Research Division

While preserving the “Zenjin education” philosophy, this division aims to identify challenges in today’s K-16 education and develop theoretical and practical solutions. We work cooperatively within the following five groups.

  1. Science education group
  2. Liberal arts education group
  3. International Baccalaureate education group
  4. Early childhood education group
  5. Elementary school English education group

Japanese Language Education Division

This division performs theoretical studies on the approaches of Japanese language education for infants, children, and adults as well as on differentiated approaches for learners with different levels of proficiency. There is support available for international students on campus. The outcome of the research activities helps Japanese language learners in and outside of Japan.


  • Research and implementation of science and mathematics curriculum continuum from upper secondary school to universities
  • Study of leadership training for science and mathematics teachers
  • Study of science and mathematics education that foster intellectual curiosity
  • Tamagawa Robot Challenge Project (TRCP)
  • Study of liberal arts education curriculum continuum from upper secondary school to universities
  • Interdisciplinary teaching and learning in International Baccalaureate World Schools and Japanese Article 1 schools
  • Investigation of continuity of development in K-4 and investigation of quality of learning during early childhood
  • Survey on children whose first language is not Japanese
  • Research on short-term Japanese language training program
  • Effects of using English audiovisual media