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～
|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)