Teaching & Learning Lab

Empowerment through Education

Research Field Trips

Design and Technology Education Field Surveys in Taiwan, Melbourne and Hong Kong


Conducted as part of the research on Design and Technology education to study the development of critical thinking and creativity through design learning. At the same time, to study the different types of learning spaces for design learning.

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STEM Conference 2019

International STEM Conference 2019 in Singapore

The international conference presented a platform for discussion on the current challenges and developments of Design and Technology (D&T) in international schools, STEM integration and the use of digital fabrication techniques in D&T. Also visited to the learning environment for D&T in the hosting school.

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PET.ART 2018

SDGs Design School - PET.ART: Recycling PET bottle art design workshop series

Conducted as part of the SDGs Design School workshop to share with young children on the possibility of recycling PET bottles to make them into art sculptures or useful products that can enhance the beauty of our living space and as a small effort to make our environment more sustainable. This was a part of the Fukuoka city Minami-ku Children's University 2018 activities.

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Graduation Design Exhibition 2018

Graduation Design Exhibition 2018

Year 4 students from T&L-Lab participated and displayed their final design works in the Graduation Design Exhibition 2018!

Arts and craft room made by students, Designed by Masaki OKURA:

Based on the graduation research, it was found that there are various problems in the current learning environment for art in elementary schools in Fukuoka city. Therefore, the aim of this design is to respond to the identified problems of learning environment for art in elementary schools and to propose a new design for learning environment that facilitate children to engage in self-directed design activities.

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Asia’s Entrance, Designed by Daiki SHIMADA:

Chuo Wharf of Hakata Port has the largest number of the passengers in Japan and huge number of tourists from Asia visit there as the entrance of Japan. However, considering Hakata Port as a whole, few people visiting Hakata Wharf, and there has a deserted atmosphere. Therefore, I think the international terminal in there is not an attractive scenery as the entrance of Japan. In addition, Fukuoka prefecture has a problem of hotel shortage. In order to solve these problems, I design the complex of international terminals, commercial facilities and hotels, with an attractive landscape as a front door.

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Let's talk about START-UP!

Let's talk about START-UP!

Steven Liew, Singapore Start-up investor/advisor/entrepreneur was invited to the Faculty of Design to have a short session of 'chit-chat' with a small Geiko community on topics related to Start-Up. We will keep the conversation going!



KU x KAIST (K2) Collaborative Design Workshop, Presentation and Critique.

Attended the presentation and critique session for K2 deisgn workshop. This is a continual exploration of collaborative design learning between Faculty of Design and KAIST. In this workshop, students in KU and KAIST presented their design concepts and prototypes through live video communication technology. This workshop presented possibilities in creating a multi-lingual and multi-cultural design learning experience in Geiko through the use of technology.