The theme for ISATE 2016 is "Future Prospects of Technology Education Models and Approaches"
13-16 September 2016, ISATE Sendai
Objective of ISATE
The International Symposium on Advances in Technology Education (ISATE) provides a platform for educators from higher education institutions to share their knowledge and experiences in practice-based engineering and technology education. Through the Symposium, stakeholders can benefit from sharing innovative teaching methodologies and practices used in schools.
The brief history of ISATE
ISATE started in 2007 as an international academic exchange between ten colleges of technology (known as Kosen in Japan) in the Kyushu and Okinawa districts of Japan, and three polytechnics in Singapore. Its aim was to enhance the quality of engineering education of each participating school.
In 2010, all other Japanese Kosen joined the Symposium under the initiative of the National Institute of Technology or NIT (previously known as INCT). In 2011, two more polytechnics from Singapore joined this international exchange effort, and in 2013, Nagaoka University of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology also joined the symposium, helping to expand the scope of ISATE to its present state. Today, all Kosen in Japan and all polytechnics in Singapore are part of ISATE.
Hosts of ISATE
- ISATE 2007 - Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
- ISATE 2008 - National Institute of Technology, Kumamoto College
- ISATE 2009 - Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
- ISATE 2010 - National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College
- ISATE 2011 - Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
- ISATE 2012 - National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College
- ISATE 2013 - National Institute of Technology, Nara College
- ISATE 2014 - Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
- ISATE 2015 - National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College