3:55 PM - 4:15 PM
[O01-06] New Geography Education as a Compulsory Subject in High School~Complehensive Geography for Sustaiable Society~
Keywords:Education in high school, National Curriculum Standard, New Compulsory Subject, Complehensive Geography, Education for Sustainable Development(ESD)
A subcommittee in Science council of Japan about geography and history education in high schools and a subcommittee in the association of Japanese geographers about geography education have been acting to make geography a compulsory subject in high school for about 30 years. Three experimental schools also have been developing new geography and history subjects supported by ministry of education, culture, science and technology in Japan.
A new compulsory subject “ Integrated Geography” is required that to develop geographical skills, geographical perspective and way of thinking. To practice project-based learning for solving local and global issues. fostering qualities and abilities for creating sustainable society.
But there are many challenges to work to do. Many of high school doesn’t have geography classes, because lack of geography teacher and geography disappeared as an university entrance exam.
In this report, I would like to talk about practicing “Integrated Geography” from my major in ESD