Japan Cosmotopia Co., Ltd.
Part 2! GIGA School Concept Online Seminar Held “Student-Initiated Self-Study Enhancement Week” Practicing Vertically Divided Learning Beyond Grades
Maizuru Municipal Wada Junior High School, Kyoto Prefecture
Educational Affairs Manager Kaori Kaneko Special Activities Manager Yasunori Yano / 4 representative students (3rd grade) will be on stage December 7 (Wednesday) 16: 00-17: 00
Japan Cosmopia Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, President and CEO : Mineko Shimomukai, hereinafter: Japan Cosmotopia) will hold a free online seminar for school officials and officials of the board of education, “Learn from each other in vertically divided learning and home learning initiatives based on student ideas”. It will be held from 16:00 to 17:00 on Wednesday, July 7th.
Seminar application URL: https://gakukura.cosmotopia.co.jp/news/20221207/ [Image 1
Two years have passed since the full-scale operation of one terminal per person began. While the use of various tablets in classes and home learning is spreading, there are many teachers who realize the importance of writing on paper in parallel with tablets. With the spread of tablet learning, there are many functions that AI can teach you weaknesses. We realize proactive, interactive, and deep learning in which students think and act on their own. At Wada Junior High School in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture, a teacher came up with the idea of incorporating this into learning when he saw students forming teams across grades at a sports festival. On the other hand, the student council comes up with project ideas similar to cultural festivals and sports festivals, and the points of competition are added to the points of the sports festival. In response to complaints about the poor submission of home-study by students, we have devised and are implementing a “Self-Study Reinforcement Week”.
[Overview of online seminar]
Date and time: December 7, 2022 (Wednesday) 16:00-17:00
Participation fee: Free
Holding method: Webinar (Zoom)
Target: School officials and Board of Education officials (company officials are not allowed to participate)
Lecturer: Ms. Kaori Kaneko, Chief of Education, Maizuru Municipal Wada Junior High School, Kyoto Prefecture
Mr. Yasunori Yano, Chief of Special Activities
4 representative students (3rd year students)
【I recommend this hotel】
・Those who want to know tips for initiatives that bring out the independence of children
・ Those who want to use tablets as hints
・ Those who want to make good use of both tablet and paper
・ Those who want to create an environment where children can learn from each other
・Those who want to use Minna no Study Club in a variety of situations Mr. Kaori Kaneko, Chief of Education, Maizuru Municipal Wada Junior High School, Kyoto Prefecture
Third year at Wada Junior High School, the subject in charge is English. Responsible for academic affairs chief, research chief and PTA.
At Wada Junior High School, we are accumulating daily practices in order to nurture “students” who can take the initiative in learning. Since last year, we have been using the printouts from “Minna no Gakushu Club”. This made a big difference in the attitude of teachers. It means that the attitude has changed from a style in which students work on the same problem across the board (the teacher gives them) to a style in which students choose prints that match their own tasks (self-determination). This time, the students also had the opportunity to present their practice. While listening to the real voices of the students, I would like to confirm together with you that “problems that you can choose for yourself” and “writing” bring out the students’ “self-directed learning”.
Mr. Yasunori Yano, Chief of Special Activities, Maizuru Municipal Wada Junior High School
Wada Junior High School 5th year, teaching subject is health and physical education. In addition to being the Special Activities Chief and the Student Guidance Chief, he is in charge of external
cooperation and the student council.
A vertically divided group often seen at sports festivals and cultural festivals. At our school, we study in vertical groups. At Wada Junior High School, we devised various patterns for learning in a different age group under the name of “love to learn”. This “love of learning” is by no means the only purpose of improving academic ability, but the major purpose is to connect with others by using tools such as study club handouts, class materials, and textbooks. In order to connect people to people and students to students, it is necessary to prepare tools and materials and create an environment. I think there is… ●Comment from Mineko Shimomukai, representative of Japan Cosmotopia Co., Ltd. [Image 4
Japan Cosmotopia has been participating in various initiatives at schools to date, and has witnessed the hard work of teachers. It was in 2005 that the “study club” started to be used. Since that time, we have strived to brush up the content and system every year while drawing a picture of all the children learning enthusiastically. It is a great pleasure to see the children’s independent activities as “proactive, interactive and deep learning” is gradually spreading. More than anything else, I feel that being able to see the growth and changes of the children in the field is a strong and profound joy for the teachers who are struggling in the field. I hope that this kind of site will spread across the country with a sense of speed.
■ What is “Minna no Gakushu Club”?
This is a printed teaching material distributed online that helps improve academic ability by drawing out children’s independence and dialogue. You can study on paper, study on a tablet, and study online or face-to-face in a hybrid and smooth way. There are plenty of prints and easy-to-understand video explanations, so you can use it for individual study according to the actual situation of the class in various situations such as class, morning study, and after school study.
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Company name: Japan Cosmopia Co., Ltd.
President and Representative Director: Mineko Shimomukai
Established: November 2, 1982
Capital: 71 million yen
Number of employees: 33 (as of June 2022)
Location: TAIYO Center Building, 4-9-28 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka Member organization: Japan Association for the Promotion of
Educational Technology, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry HP: https://www.cosmotopia.co.jp/
Japan Cosmotopia started in 1982 as a cram school for elementary, middle and high school students in Nara Prefecture, with the aim of changing society through learning. Based on the question, “What is the true value of education for each child?” was born. Now that the style of “independent learning” has become established, we aim to “change society” through independent learning.
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