Each participating country to the ISN2030 will organize a “unit”, consisting of a school (at the center) and its local partners (e.g. universities, NGOs, private companies and local government). The units working on the same thematic challenge are defined as a “cluster”.
There are three thematic challenges in ISN2030.
- Think Green: Environmental issues, green growth, green energy, etc.
- Skills supply & demand: creating new jobs, innovating local industries, managing growing inequality, ageing, depopulation in rural areas, etc.
- Go Global: diversity, migration, globalization
Each unit shall decide on the theme for their “active learning” project and adapt the PDCA (plan-do-check-act) cycle with the student-centred approach in the educational context, i.e. (i) students will design an action plan to address the thematic challenge, collaborating with the local partners, (ii) act on the plan, (iii) reflect on their plans and actions, and (iv) improve their plans and actions.
During the process, schools in a cluster will exchange on their respective action plans and the implementation thereof and provide each other with critical feedback. At the end of the project in the summer of 2017, the outcomes from each cluster’s work will be presented at an international conference in Japan.
The “active learning” project in each unit can be run as a school curricular activity or as an extra-curricular activity.
In Japan, Tohoku, Hiroshima, Wakayama, Fukui, and Kosen plan to participate in the project as a unit.
Hiroshima Unit (Japanese)