Concept of Seifunankai Gakuen SGH
We will develop new educational approaches that effectively aid our students in acquiring the ability to read and understand the future and the ability to communicate their perspectives to the world. In order to achieve this, we have introduced the method of "Scenario Planning (SP)", which requires our students to actively exchange their ideas and opinions with each other, thinking logically and critically by utilizing vast knowledge they should have. In addition, we will develop learning materials by using SP.
"Scenario Planning" is a future prediction method that is famous for its adoption by the Royal Dutch Shell Corporation. SP method seeks a way to a more desirable future by logically creating possible future scenarios.
Since the method requires knowledge and analytical skills beyond the boundaries of subject-based education, we hold four STEP Seminars (Societal, Technological, Economic and Political) so that our students can acquire professional knowledge and ways of thinking.
We actively conduct fieldwork in Japan and overseas, as well as scenario planning, in cooperation with high schools, universities, companies, and local governments in Japan and overseas. We will also share teaching materials we will develop and build networks among these institutions.
2. Outline of Our Research & Development
We define global leaders as those who play an active role in contributing to the betterment of the whole world, imagining the best future possible. In order to educate these leaders, we will develop learning materials related to Scenario Planning. Our students will think about the future energy situations by using Scenario Planning. We will give an interim presentation twice a year.
We have 2 integrated studies classes a week and carry out STEP seminars and Scenario Planning lessons.
1st year high school: STEP Seminar (basic) and Global English
2nd year high school: Scenario Planning, STEP Seminar (advanced) and Global English
3rd year high school: Scenario Planning and Global English
STEP Seminar: Knowledge and development of analytical abilities regarding each of the four STEP fields, such as societal, technological, economics, and politics required for Scenario Planning.
In addition, in cooperation with external expert institutions (universities, companies, and local governments) and high schools, we will conduct SP exercises and carry out fieldwork both in Japan and overseas.