The Shinka Program

The Shinka Program

The Shinka Program got its name from the four words that share the same pronunciation, shinka: exploration (深化), evolution (進化), true value (真価), and the Japanese pronunciation of the word “thinker”. This program comprises of five specific aspects shown below.

Critical Thinking Program (CTP) ~Acquiring Critical Thinking Skills~
・1st year: Develop teaching materials for each class that foster critical thinking.
 →Incorporating debates, team teaching, and other techniques in English, Japanese, Math, Science, and Social Studies classes.
SGH Relay Lecture Series ~Monthly lectures from prominent leaders in a variety of fields~
・Held monthly
Adapting Classes to the SGH Concept ~Incorporating global issues into the curriculum~
 →Introduction of global issues into the curriculum
~Incorporating active learning into all courses~
Course Evaluation ・Development of a rubric for flexible and comprehensive evaluation of multidisciplinary and inquiry-based learning
SGH Club ・Fieldwork in Japan and around the world (Research Group)
・Incorporating debates into research projects (Debate Group)