Educational technology plays a key role in student’s learning as “we are now in an era of nudged by digital transformation”, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Global Affairs) Dr Joyce Teo Siew Yean said as guest of honour at a seminar on Japanese Culture and Lifestyle in collaboration with The Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, Singapore Representative Office (J Clair Singapore) speakers at the Inspiring Hall, UBD’s Student Centre on Wednesday.
She shared that she hopes to see the student mobility outbound and inbound with Japan increase and UBD’s Discovery Year activities in Japan to enable the concept of sustainability and digital innovation.
The seminar featured three J Clair Singapore speakers aimed at introducing Japanese culture and lifestyle to UBD Discovery Year students in preparation for their Discovery Year Study Abroad Programme at UBD’s Japanese partner universities abroad.
This is the fourth seminar conducted since 2017 in which UBD has collaborated with J Clair Singapore.
UBD’s Discovery Year is the third out of the four-year of the university’s GenNext undergraduate degree course where students spend one or two semesters abroad under four different programmes: Study Abroad Programme, Internship Programme, Community Outreach Programme or Incubation Programme.
Dr Joyce was accompanied by J Clair Singapore head of delegation, Deputy Executive Director Yamamoto Takihiro.
The seminar concluded with a question and answer session where students had the opportunity to interact and find out more about Japan.