Model for growth

Abiliites developed at KIKAN education

Students learn the following at KIKAN education.

  • 1.The quality of learning differs depending on how one generates and reflects upon questions.
  • 2.What constitutes the correct answer differs according to one's perspective.
  • 3.Venues where knowledge is exchanged are "fountains of creativity" which give rise to new knowledge and ideas.
  • 4.Setbacks and failure are sources of new knowledge and learning.
  • 5.Knowledge and skills that are of use to society are born through ideas bridging the academic world and its pursuit of truth and the real world which is filled with contradictions.
  • 6.Rich learning and exhaustive expertise translate into a spirit of endeavor.

3 steps for developing the cores of basic education

Step 1 is learning during the first year at university, during which students switch to new styles of “learning” based on an awareness of new modes of “learning” at university. Step 2 is the pursuit of undergraduate education at faculties. Here, in order to obtain a more refined understanding of their chosen fields of endeavor, students master a varying range of perspectives on knowledge and integrate these with their own knowledge (existing knowledge, unfamiliar knowledge, different fields and multi fields). Step 3 consists of research at graduate school level. At this stage, students learn how to create new knowledge in unfamiliar disciplines and fields along with creative perspectives for knowledge in settings that transcend existing theory and frameworks. It is through the development of these perspectives for knowledge at each stage that students forge a “core” of basic education that holds true irrespective of era or circumstance.

Helix model that nurtures robust cores of basic education

図:強靭な幹を育む螺旋型モデル

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