EDU-Port Japan Supported Project
2021 EDU-Port Japan Supported Project
|Representative organization||Project name||Summary|
|Kikutake Gakuen and Nagoya Sangyo University||Systematic support for afforestation studies in Vietnamese school education【Vietnam】|| The aim of this project is to systematically support studies on afforestation with high CO₂ absorption capacity by elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Vietnam.|
Support will be provided for studies on afforestation with high CO₂ absorption capacity as a means of studying the development of photosynthesis experiments at senior high schools, and photosynthesis experiments with plants at elementary and junior high schools using CO₂ sensors and audio-visual aids. Furthermore, this project will promote mutual understanding and the fostering of global citizenship through inter-school exchanges between Japan and Vietnam.
|NPO MIYAZAKI C-DANCE CENTER||Online exporting Japanese-style dance education known as “SOUSAKU-DANCE”【People’s Republic of China, Romania, Singapore and Germany】|| This project is an outgrowth of the 2017 pilot project, “Exporting Japanese-style dance education “SOUSAKU-DANCE” that combines body formation and art experience", and aims to make it more sustainable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.|
The aim of this project is to develop global human resources that can contribute to society while creating new value through online connections with other countries that have diverse values, such as China. It will allow exporting "SOUSAKU-DANCE" (activities in which small groups work together to creatively and innovatively tackle problems for which there is no right answer) online to overseas countries, and importing back the possibility of new collaboration between artists and teachers and distance learning in physical education.
|Casio Computer Co., Ltd.||Pilot project for inquiry-based mathematics education in Indonesia and Thailand【Indonesia and Thailand】|| The aim of this project is to achieve independent learning of students and improve their mathematical thinking skills through inquiry-based mathematics education using scientific calculators.|
The education policies of both target countries promote the development of human resources who can think and learn for themselves. Therefore, in this project, we will create a model case to raise 21st century skills (critical thinking, problem-solving skills etc.) and international competitive human resources, by developing and implementing inquiry-based classes for students in upper secondary education together with teachers and others.
|Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd.||Project of academic skills development at elementary schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi【Emirate of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)】|| The aim of this project is to make a contribution to improving academic skills and non-cognitive abilities at schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.|
School teachers instruct Kumon method during class hours with Kumon e-learning system. The school and Kumon will continuously review, discuss and improve the implementation of the Kumon method together under the school’s curriculum in order to create a steady learning effect.
|Kansai University||Roll-out of hands-on technical education through enhanced practical subjects and improving faculty member’s skills【Kingdom of Bhutan】|| The aim of this project is to deliver hands-on technical education by improving the leadership skills of eligible teaching staff, in addition to direct practical coaching for students.|
One of the characteristics of Japanese-style technical education is that there is not an emphasis on just theory, instead students enhance their practical skills and gain application skills. In Kingdom of Bhutan, it is difficult to make students feel the effectiveness of technical education due to the issue of technical skills of teaching staff and technical staff. This project will develop human resources with advanced teaching skills with the goal of making students feel that technological capabilities can help improve their daily lives.
|JACPA Co., Ltd.||Development of Japanese-style physical education classes in Vietnam by local subsidiary Jacpa Vietnam Co., Ltd.【Vietnam】|| The aim of this project is to provide Japanese-style physical education classes that foster healthy bodies and minds while respecting local traditional values and perceptions.|
Regular guidance is given during the childcare hours of kindergartens, and physical education classes are provided at which “children can take lessons at the kindergarten they attend” using kindergarten facilities after childcare hours finish. Cooperation is given in kindergarten management using developed know-how, and support is provided for the physical and mental growth of local children through physical activities using mats, vaulting boxes, iron bars, balance beam, balls, jump ropes, etc., which are not commonly used in kindergartens in Vietnam.
|Insect Resources Technology Inc.||Nippon Middle East Friendship Silk Project【United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Qatar】|| The purpose of this project is to enable children in Japan and in countries in the Middle East to raise the Japanese silkworm known as Koishimaru, experience each other’s culture, deepen international understanding and friendship between them through interactions, and also to develop the children as international human resources.|
ICT-based interactions will also cover topics related to the SDGs, such as education, culture and industry. This project will seek to deepen friendly relations with oil-producing countries, which act as a lifeline for Japan, through Japanese-style education.