Why Japan Must ‘Change the Minds of a Million Teachers’ | Asia Society

The new public citizenship course teaches students about conflict management and resolution and global understanding. And the new social inquiry and social science inquiry courses develop in students the ability to analyze and understand complex details of structures and systems around the world.

All of these courses include 21st-century skills development such as critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. They also focus largely on active learning and project-based learning, and our students will graduate with the ability to learn from and understand the world in a way that wasn’t possible before these changes.

Students need more experiences and fieldwork to understand the world, which is why we’re emphasizing project-based learning in our revised curriculum. Traditional education is not enough to build global understanding in students.

Why Japan Must ‘Change the Minds of a Million Teachers’ | Asia Society