Japan Innovative Schools Network supported by OECD

Japan Innovative Schools Network (ISN) supported by OECD is an educational industry consortium sponsored by the OECD, which is known for its Program for International School Assessment (PISA) and Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). Up until now, the network has formed clusters across the Tohoku Region, in Hiroshima and Wakayama Prefectures, and across various technical schools.Now, starting in January, the Fukui Cluster has been formed!

As a member of the Fukui Cluster, Wakasa High School has been designated an OECD Regional Revitalization Innovation School 2030.

šThe Fukui Cluster has as its two primary themesC
gThink Greenh and gSkills Demand and Supplyh In conjunction with Singaporefs Temasek Junior College, Wakasa High School is conducting project-based learning (PBL) centered on the theme of gThink Greenh

šWakasa and Temasek students cultivate the skills and qualities that will be necessary for a member of society in 2030 by sharing the results of their studies and engaging in joint research via Skype and in-person interaction.

šFurthermore, the faculties of the schools, in order to further support their students growth and ambitions, share approaches to improving specialization in classroom research and furthering the improvement of teachersf professional training and schoolsf administrative restructuring.

yThe OECD Innovative Network poses the following major questions:z
EWhat competencies are required in 21st century society? @
EWhat kind of educational models are required to develop those required skills and qualities? @
EHow can we evaluate the skills developed through those models?
@@iFor more details, seehttps://innovativeschools.jp/j

As a Super Science High School, our school is promoting its required course, gScience Exploration,hto other schools both domestically and internationally. We are developing our curriculum to incorporate a global viewpoint, through cooperation with the gEducation 2030h working group within the OECD.

The results of our students collaborative research with the students of Temasek Junior College will be submitted to international educational magazines and presented at international educational conferences. Furthermore, we hope to carry out the planning and running of the Environment and Energy Conference cooperatively via e-mail, video chat, and other means.

We hope that by connecting our students past research based in local resources with the world, we will be able to nurture our students into members of society who can bridge the gap between their hometowns and the world.