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CoREF×埼玉県「未来を拓く『学び』推進事業」平成24年度報告会 ひとりひとりが輝く学びの未来へ向けて(’13/1/19)








いまはヒカリエになっている渋谷の五島プラネタリウムにて、定まった星空イベントを一日だけ奪って巨大な半球ドームのキャンバスに新しい星空を描いた。こ れを仕組んだわたしたちとぜひ!共犯になってほしくてお招きしたおひとりが三宅なほみさん。なほみさんとの付き合いについて は、Facebookの中に安斎利洋さん記しました。



From Michael Baker

This is very sad news; if this could be at all transmitted to those close to Naomi, her family and friends, on behalf of the ijCSCL board, I, with the rest of you express my deepest condolences. I have my personal memories of her too.

As for Naomi’s legacy as a researcher in our field, I remember the excitement with which I read Naomi’s ground-breaking paper on collaboration, as it just came out, in 1986:

Miyake, N., 1986. Constructive Interaction and the Iterative Process of Understanding. Cognitive Science, 10, 151-177.

As far as I know, almost no-one was doing serious work on collaborative processes, within any discipline relating to cognitive science at that time.

It was the paper that got me interested in collaboration and in collaborative learning. So, personally speaking, I see her as one of the founders of our field…

She will be sorely missed.

From Michael Baker

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From Philip Bell

I  was just sharing some of Naomi’s work in a doctoral committee meeting last week to help solve a specific problem. I will remember Naomi for her brilliant insights and contributions, her disarming warmth in conversation, and her commitment and strength in her professional life. As I reflect on my conversations with her over the years, she was always this wonderful mix of being joyful, thoughtful, and open to new ideas all at the same time. She will be so deeply missed within our community, but her many contributions will be remembered.

My heart goes out to her family, friends, and colleagues at this sad time.

From Philp Bell

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From Gerry Stahl

To members of the ijCSCL Board,

It is with deep sadness that I share this announcement of the death of Naomi Miyake.

She was a pioneer of CSCL and a tireless advocate for CSCL in the research and teaching of Japan.

Naomi was a founding member of the ijCSCL Board and served continuously with enthusiasm and dedication, even during her long and exhausting illness.

She was also a President of ISLS and a co-editor of the Springer CSCL book series.

I recall attending a workshop at a CSCL conference that Naomi led to introduce new colleagues to CSCL.

We will all miss Naomi’s presence in our community.

— From Gerry  Stahl

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From Jim Slotta

I am sad to hear this Hajime, and thankful for your note. Naomi was a very special person.  Wise and caring, and always listening with such an eager mind.  I am glad I could know her over the years, and was honored to be someone she would consider a friend.  I know how highly she thought of you!

From Jim Slotta

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From Nancy Law

I am so very saddened to hear of this news. Naomi is one of the most respected scholars for me. She is not just a scholar, but one who did her utmost to make a difference to the education of the younger generation through the application of her scholarship. She has also exercised great leadership in the global learning sciences community…Her passing away is a great loss to the Learning Sciences community.

—From Nancy Law

From Sandra Okita

I am very sad to hear that Naomi passed away. I cherish all the times we brain stormed together and engaged in discussions that (almost always) continued late into the night.  She had inspired me at many levels, and always reminded me to see the bigger picture, and think how my work can impact the real world. Naomi was passionate about her research in the field, and always gave everything she had to make things happen. She never ceased to amaze me on her powerful drive to keep on going, keep her passion alive, addressing challenges with clever creativity and wit, and continuing to step up to the plate when opportunities arise. She truly cared for the Learning Science community and ISLS will not be the same without her.

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From Carol K. K. Chan

It is with great sadness to know about the passing away of Naomi Miyake who is one of my most highly respected scholars. I first knew of Naomi through her research writing as a graduate student reading her ingenious paper on constructive iteration and processes; my supervisor noted it as a must-read paper.  As with Naomi, I also had a background in Cognitive Science and later developed research in Learning Science and CSCL.  Over the years, I came to meet Naomi in conferences and research groups and she always striked me with such insightful ideas; her research innovative with strong theoretical foundation; and her design work beautiful and intriguing. She was a good friend of knowledge-building reseach and had served as discussant on different occasions and her comments always so helpful. Naomi is a dedicated scholar contributing much to our field; she was one of the major founders of CSCL editing books and ijCSCL and she played important roles serving ISLS.  On a personal level, she was always kind and supportive; our last conversation was at CSCL 2011 and we talked about visiting schools in Hong Kong and Japan. It is difficult for research to have impacts but I understand her work has influenced education in Japanese schools.  It is a great loss to us but she will be dearly remembered as a great scholar who inspired and contributed much to moving our field forward.

–From Carol K. K. Chan

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