Dr. Hajime Shirouzu in CoREF has disseminated nationwide a framework of collaborative learning, the “knowledge constructive jigsaw”. He was also the first learning scientist who enters a national organization, National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER), and led a work intersecting revision of Japanese national curriculum guidelines, teacher training and transformative assessment using ICT.
He serves as Fellow of NIER. He is specialized in the fields of collaborative learning, teaching and assessment of 21st century skills, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and Human Robot Learning, and having published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and international conference papers. He also serves as a collaborator with international learning scientists at NSF (USA), NIE (Singapore), OISE (Canada), and CNRS (France) from the partnership of which he contributed chapters to a book “Productive Multivocality in the Analysis of Group Interactions,” a worldwide collection of works of video-data sharing and analyses of collaborative learning.