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March 19, 2015
Ritsumeikan Uji as a Super Global High School
Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School enters its second year as a “Super Global High School (SGH)” in 2015. As an SGH school, we aim, “to nurture leaders who can competently join the global workforce in the future, and to teach students to acquire global characteristics, such as problem solving skills, communication skills, and a deep analytical interest in social and cultural projects based on current, rapidly accelerating globalization” (Japanese Ministry of Education). Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School will act as a SGH school for five years, between 2014 and 2018. Our school will be engaged in the four main areas in order of “nurturing talents who will challenge problem solving with innovative ambition and social contribution.”
(1) Based on the theme “Researching global entrepreneurship that connects Uji, Kyoto and the world,” our Immersion (IM) Course students will explore the following three themes: i) social entrepreneurship that addresses the world’s environmental and social issues; ii) corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies of global companies; iii) businesses which bring the culture of Uji and Kyoto to the world.
(2) IM, Humanities, and Science Course students will study Theory of Knowledge (TOK), History, and Biology through a Problem Based Learning (PBL) framework and implement the overall strategies and methodology of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP).
(3)Through the Global Challenge Program (GCP), students will participate in programs and conferences overseas. IB and IM Course students will prepare for universities overseas, and IM Course students will study abroad and learn both English and a third language.
(4) Our school will hold an International Student Forum (ISF) inviting up to twenty overseas high schools, and begin accepting a wide range of short-term international students.
Through the SGH project, our school will increase student awareness of global issues, enable students to access new perspectives and skills, and set the stage for our students to contribute to global peace and development.
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