KALS Introduction

Based on the University of Tokyo’s goal of an ideal liberal education, the Komaba Active Learning Studio, or KALS, was created as a model classroom on the university’s Komaba campus. Equipped with state-of-the-art information technology, KALS offers classes tailored to many types of active learning, including discussions, group work, and presentations.

The KALS facility and ICT devices are specially designed to reflect each student’s contribution immediately. Reaching beyond departmental boundaries, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, and the Center for Research and Development of Higher Education have worked together to development teaching methods that maximize the KALS learning environment.