Kenji MIWA

Kenji MIWA

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Dec 3, 2019 at 09:04
Kenji MIWA
Seisa University
Graduate School of Practitiners in Education
Job title
Doctor of Educational Science(The University of Tokyo)


reflective practice, action research, lifelong learning

Research Areas

  • Education / Education / adult learning
  • Education / Education / professional education

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Rofesssor, Seisa University, Graduate School
Apr 2016
Professor, Japan Professional School of Education
Oct 2015
Mar 2016
Professor, Seisa University
Sep 2014
Nov 2014
Guest Professor, Faculty of Further Educatiion, Bielefeld University


Course of Social Education, Graduate School, Division of Education, The University of Tokyo
Course of Civil Law, Faculty of Laws, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Apr 2014
International Research Association of Culture, Biography & Lifelong Learning  Editors Committee
Sep 2004
Jun 2015
Director, Faculty of Facilitating of Children, Edogawa Integrated College (Edogawa City, Tokyo)
Apr 2005
Mar 2014
President, Odawara Silver College (Odawara City, Kanagawa)2006.4-2008.3 Principal, The Junior High School, Ochanomizu University
Apr 2010
Mar 2011
member of "Commitee for Promoting and Facilitating Women's lifeplanning" (by Minitsty of Education and Schience)
Association for the Study of Adult and Community Education  Secretary

Published Papers

大学院における経験省察型論文の指導に関する調査研究Brazilian 4(12), 482-491
Kenji MIWA
Brazilian Journal of Autobiographical Research   12(4) 893-902   Sep 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
School Teachers Now - Teachers as Reflective Practitioners
Kenji MIWA
Nezasu   (63) 49-55   May 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Why Presonal Relationship Professionals like Teachers will study at Postgraduate Courses?
Kenji MIWA
Annual Bulletin of Educational Practice, Seisa University   (2) 7-20   Mar 2019
What are Educational Research Papers for Teachers? -Toward a Creation for New Modell
Kenji MIWA
Seisa University Research on Educational Profession   3 1-8   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
What is Mutuality and Education for Living Together
Kenji MIWA
Seisa University Research Bulleti   (13) 23-23   Mar 2018   [Invited]
Continuing Professional Development for Teachers
Kenji MIWA
2017 Project Research Bulletin Seisa University   (1) 39-46   Mar 2018
Adult Education Theories for Nurse Education
Kenji MIWA
Bulletin on Nurse Science, Department of Human Sciences, Sophia University   (3) 3-13   Mar 2018   [Invited]
'Education Problems' which are considered with students
Kenji MIWA
Seisa University Research on Educational Profession   2(2) 17-24   Feb 2018
Practical Research for Educators - focuse on Reflecive Pracctice
Kenji MIWA
Bulletin on Edcational Practice Research   (1) 91-102   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Perspectives of Adult Learning and School-based Lifelong Learning
Kenji MIWA
CBLL Culture, Biography & Lifelong Learning   3(3) 29-39   Dec 2017   [Invited]
Educational Gaps and Mutual Education - from a lecture 'Introduction on Educational Theory'
Kenji MIWA
Bulletin of Research Center, Seisa University   11 46-50   Jul 2017   [Invited]
"Ground Pinciple on Education" - Preperation, Schooling and Reflecton
Kenji MIWA
Seisa University Research on Educational Profession   1 49-56   Mar 2017   [Invited]
Reflective Practice for Teachers - From Discussions in England (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Interdsciplinary Educational Research   (10) 105-115   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
School Education and Mutural Society from the Perspective of Lifelong Learning (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Formation of Mutural Society and School Education   1(1) 73-80   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Why Adulet Learners contitue to learn? -Adult Education in Germany No.4 (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Voters   (35) 20-21   Dec 2016
Refugies and Adult Education in Germany -Adult Education in Germany No.3 (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Voters   (34) 20-21   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Political Education in Folk High School in Germany -Adult education in Germany No.2 (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Voters   (33) 24-25   Sep 2016
Range of Adult Education and Political Education -Adult Education in Geramany No.1 (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Voters   (32) 24-25   Jun 2016
Creation of Mutual Learning Society
Kenji MIWA
Ageless Forum   (12) 12-23   Jun 2014   [Invited]
Kenji MIWA
Social Education in Japan   56 58-69   Oct 2012
Kenji MIWA
Bulletin on Japan Society for the Study of Learning Society   (8) 57-59   Sep 2012
Kenji MIWA
Research on Multicultural Practice   (3) 45-51   Mar 2010
メディア教育研究(Web)   6(1) S18-S25 (WEB ONLY)   2009
MIWA Kenji
Proceedings : 格差センシティブな人間発達科学の創成=Science of human development for restructuring the "gap widening society"   1 135-144   Mar 2008
Kenji MIWA
Modern Espri   (466) 47-56   May 2006
Why Professionals lean at Postgraduate Courses at University?
Kenji MIWA
Practical Research on Lifelong Learning   (3) 1-42   2005
Trends of Adult Learning Theory: Comparative Studies
Kenji MIWA
Adult Learning and Systematization of Lifelong Learning   28-43   2004
Erwachsenenbildung (in German)
Klaus Luhmer, Kenji MIWA
Guenther Haasch(Hg.): Bildung und Erziehung in Japan.   354-364   2000
Learning and Education in Adulthodd: Theory and Practice of Nurse Education
Kenji MIWA
Nurse Management   9(12) 963-969   2000
Erwachsenenbildung (Adult Education)
Klaus Luhmer, Kenji MIWA
Guenther Haasch(Hg.): Bildung und Erziehung in Japan   354-364.   2000
看護管理   9(12) 963-969   Dec 1999
MIWA Kenji
Studies in western civilization and the cultural interaction of east and west   46(3) 57-67   1997
Systematization of Lifelong Learning and the Role of Andragogy (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Bulletin of Educational Research (The Japan Society for the Study of Education)   63(3) 91-099   1996
MIWA Kenji
Bulletin of the Faculty of Education, University of Tokyo   29 341-350   Mar 1990
In this thesis, the meaning and characters of 'Pattern of Interpretation' (in German 'Deutungsmuster') is introduced. In West Germany, a main trend of adult education since 1970s is an vocational-oriented 'further education' (Weiterbildung), but o...
MIWA Kenji
Bulletin of the Faculty of Education, University of Tokyo   25 283-292   Mar 1986
In this thesis the "Curriculum Development" theory, which had been introduced in the 1970s in the field of German adult education mainly by Dr. Horst Siebert, was studied. At first the social, economical and educational backgrounds of this theory ...
MIWA Kenji
Bulletin of the Faculty of Education, University of Tokyo   23 427-436   Mar 1984
The practice and theory of the vocational-technical education in the Community Junior Colleges, namely the two year colleges in the United States, is studied. The vocational-technical education is introduced into the Community Junior Colleges in t...


Learning and Education in Adulthood: Theory and Practice of Nursing Education (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Nursing Management   9(12) 963-969   2000
Development and Trend of Adult Learning Theories. – from the perspectives of overseas (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Creating of Adult and Community Education 3: Adult Learning and Organization of Lifelong Learning   3 28-43   2004
Learning Andragogy through Reflection of our Practices (in Japanese) )
Kenji MIWA
Practical Research on Lifelong Learning (Ochanomizu University)   (4) 1-10   2006
Perspectives about Lifelong Learning (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA
Modern Espri:Dimension of Lifelong Learning   (466) 47-56   2006
Collaborative Works about Professionalschools for Community Learning Facilitators (in Japanese)
Kenji MIWA)
Bulletin of the Japan Society for the Study of Adult and Community Education   (44) 122-124   2008

Books etc

Professional Development for Teachers: Reflection and Action Research
Nancy Appleyard & Keith Appleyard (Part:Single Translation)
Ohtori Publishing   Oct 2018   
Reflective Practice for Teaching in Lifelong Learning
I.Rushton, M.Suter, Kenji MIWA (Part:Single Translation)
Ootori Publishing   Apr 2018   
What is Adult Learning: toward mutual learnning society
Kenji MIWA
Ootori Publishing   Mar 2018   
Jack Mezirow, Adult Learning and Transformation
Jack Mezirow, translated by M.Kanazawa, K.Miwa
Ootori Publishing   Mar 2014   
Who are Adult Learners?
M. Knowles, translated by Shigeo Hori, Kenji Miwa
Ootori Publishing   Nov 2013   
Development of Lifelong Learning Society
Kaori Nakamura, Kenji Miwa (ed.)
Tamagawa Univ. Press   Feb 2012   
Y. Engestrom, Training Design for Change
Y. Engestrom, translated by Kayo Matsushita, Kenji Miwa
Ootori Publishing   Jun 2010   
Methodologies of Modern German Adult Education (in Japanese)
Tokai University Press   1995   
Lifelong Learning in Germany (in Japanese)
Tokai University Press   2002   
Cultivating of Adult Learning. -Lifelong Learning and Creating of Learning Community (in Japanese)
Ootori Publishing   2009   
Cultivating Learning Community -from Perspectives of Social Education (Subeditor:Kenji MIWA)(in Japanese)
Toyokan Publishing   2009   
Lifelong Learning- Theory and Practice (in Japanese)
University of the Air Press   2010   
Patricia Cranton, Working with Adult Learners.(translated by N.Irie, C.Toyota, K.Miwa)
Ohtori Publishing   1999   
Klaus Meisel u.a., Kursleitung an Volkshochschulen. (translated by K.Miwa)
Ohtori Publishing   2000   
Malcolm Knowles, The Modern Practice of Adult Education. (translated by S.Hori, K.Miwa)
Ohtori Publishing   2002   
Patricia Cranton, Professional Development as Transformative Learning. (translated by N.Irie, K.Miwa)
Ohtori Publishing   2004   
S.Merriam, R.Caffarella, Learning in Adulthood. (translated by Y.Tatsuta, K.Miwa)
Ohtori Publishing   2005   
Donald Schon, The Reflective Practitioner. (translated by S.Yanagisawa, K.Miwa)
Ohtori Publishing   2007   
Middle Crises and Development (Hiroko FUJISAKI, Koichi HIRAOKA, Kenji MIWA (ed.), in Japanese)
Kaneko-Shobo   2008   
E.Hayes, D.Flannery, Wonen as Adult Learners. (translated by N.Irie, K.Miwa)
Ohtori Publishing   2009   

Conference Activities & Talks

Between Riskmanagement and Caring
Kenji MIWA
16 Dec 2018   
Some Reasons about Studying at Graduate Courses for Professionals
Kenji MIWA
Seisa Research Seminar on Educational Practice   8 Dec 2018   
School Teachers and Professional as Continuing Learners [Invited]
Kenji MIWA
Special Lecture at Kibi International University   28 Oct 2018   
Community Practice through Gimnasium [Invited]
Kenji MIWA
Series Lecture in Aoba-ku Six Universties   30 Oct 2018   
Comprehensive Understanding about Human Beings
Kenji MIWA
Training for Manager Nurses, Japan Red Cross   2 Oct 2018   
Comprehensive Understanding about Human Beings [Invited]
Kenji MIWA
Training for Maneger Nurses, Japan Red Cross   18 Sep 2018   
Some Discussion about Practical Research Thesis on Education - Toward Constructing a New Method
Kenji MIWA
7th International Conference of Culture, BIography & Lifelong Learning   15 Sep 2018   
What is Reflective Practice by Donald Schon?
Kenji MIWA
Evening Seminar about Theory of Donald Schon   12 Sep 2018   
Autobiography through Mutual Learning 2
Kenji MIWA
100 Years Old Living Project, Seisa University   18 Aug 2018   
Relection is a Keyword for Mature Students
Kenji MIWA
Summer Festa Seisa University   1 Jul 2018   
Special Lecture on Nurse Education: Principle on Education [Invited]
Kenji MIWA
Japan Red Cross Lecture for Nursing Manegers   31 May 2018   
Education Theories for Nursing practice
Kenji MIWA
Education Seminar, Seisa University   9 Dec 2017   
What is Educational Practice Rsearch for School Teachers
Kenji MIWA
Annual Concerence for Educational Practice Research Seisa University   3 Dec 2017   
How to pan, do and evaluate nursing practicum
Kenji MIWA
Open Lecture, Seisa University   18 Nov 2017   
Reflection for Nursing Education [Invited]
Kenji MIWA
Open Lecture on Seisa University   28 Oct 2017   
Adult Education and Nurse Education [Invited]
Kenji MIWA
Sophia University   3 Mar 2017   
Lifelong Learning and School Education [Invited]
MIWA Kenji
Seisa Educational Practice Meeting   28 May 2016   
三輪 建二
エイジレスフォーラム : シニア社会学会誌   2014   
三輪 建二
研究紀要   2006   
都市問題研究   20 May 2005   
E-Learning und seine Bedeutung im Japanischen Lebenslangen Lernen (in German)
45.Salzburger Gespraech fuer Leiter und Leiterinnen in der Erwachsenenbildung (Salzburg, Austria)   2002   
Japanese Education System (in English)
JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion in Schience) Strasbourg meeting (France)   2003   
About my Research Theme on Adult Education (in English)
ULP (the Luis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France) education meeting   2003   
Diskontinuitaetserafahrung in Japan (in German)
Diskontinuitaeten Arbeit-Identitaet-Kompetenz (Retz, Austria)   2004   
Learning Japanese as a Second Language for Migration and Integration (in English)
Adult Education for Learning Societies - Asian and European Perspectives for a Globalized World (Beijing, China)   2006   
Local Adult and Community Education in Japan (in Japanese)
Symposium about Learning City and Learning Culture. (Pusan; Korea)   2008   
Creating "Learning Community" in Local Area (in Japanese)
Staff Meeting of Learning Cycle at Urju-City (Ulju, Korea)   2010   
Adult Learning and New Roles of University - from the view points of Donald Schon's Reflection Theory (in Japanese)
Staff Development Meeting, Pusan National University (Pusan, Korea)   2010   
Learning of Adult Womens in Japan (in Japanese)
Women, Lifelong Learning and Human Resource Development, Pusan National University (Pusan, Korea)   2010   


Faculty Development of Facilitators for Adult Learning―to Professionalschools (Fund by Japan Association for Promoting Sciences)
2005 - 2008
Lifelond Learning and Selfrealization (Radio-lectures at the University of the Air Japan)
2006 - 2009
Creating of Gaps-Sensitive Human Sciences (Global COE Programms of Ochanomizu University)
2007 - 2011
Lifelong Learning- Theory and Practice (TV-lectures at the University of the Air Japan)
2010 - 2013
Lifelong Learning and Selfrealization (Radio-lectures at the University of the Air Japan)
2010 - 2011

Research Grants & Projects

Research on Tutoring Modells about "experience-reflection type" diploma and master theses for professionals
Japan Promotion of Science: Research Fund
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Kenji MIWA
professional development of adult educator
Basic research promotion system in transport field
Project Year: 2000 - 2004

Social Contribution

Reflection on Teaching for Teachers
[Lecturer]  Seisa University  Teaching Certificate Update Class  6 Aug 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
Learning and Learned Teachers and Their Fuculty Development
[Lecturer]  Seisa University  Teaching Certificate Update Class  1 Aug 2018 - 1 Aug 2018
Scholl Education from the Perspective of Lifelong Learning
[Lecturer]  Seisa University  Teacher's Licence Update Class  28 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
Educational Ablities of Teachers
[Lecturer]  29 Jan 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
How to organize and proceed Nursing Practicum
[Lecturer]  Seisa University  Open Lecture  18 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
Reflection for Nursing Education
[Lecturer]  Seisa University  Open Lecture  28 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Nurses are Studying at Master Courses
[TV or radio appearance]  20 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
Adult Learning and Reflection
[TV or radio appearance]  Seisa University  FM Shonan Magic Wave  17 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
Nurse Education and Adult Education Theory
[Lecturer]  3 Mar 2017
'Reflection' for the Teaching and Practice of Nursing
[Lecturer]  19 Aug 2016
Theory and Practice of Learning Needs
[Lecturer]  26 Jul 2016
Guideline for Reflective Practitioners in the Red Cross Group
[Informant, Planner]  Mar 2012 - Mar 2012