This laboratory conducts research and practices on the theme of Designing a Place for Cultivating Multiculturalism. The fields of practice and research include inquiry learning in primary and secondary education, extracurricular activities in higher education, and informal education in developing countries. Diversity, design of field and tool, and learning and development are three common axes. Specifically, in a place where we work together to tackle things that we have never done before and don’t know how to do, we work together, drawing on the diverse talents of each individual to create relationships, methods, and results for living together. For example, in Syria, Turkey, and Palestine in the Middle East, local NGOs, UN organizations, educational institutions, and local communities are working together to create a stage where children who have been labeled as refugees can become who they want to be in order to learn and develop beyond that label. Away from a place where there is a relationship between supporters and recipients, the refugee children will be able to become who they want to be and create the future they want to create in new relationships where they can learn together (for example, cross-cultural collaborative activities with Japanese children on the Internet). We study the practice of education to learn together, live together, and co-create a peaceful, safe, and fair place.
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Associate Professor, School of Global Japanese Studies／Graduate School