Kansai University Senior High School/Junior High School/Elementary School
Kansai University Senior High School
Nurturing Ethical and Dignified Students Rooted in an Inquiring Mind
Kansai University Senior High School, the final stage of an integrated education system from elementary to senior high school, aims to develop students into ethically minded and dignified human beings. Through “project-based learning” as well as ordinary subjects, one of the pillars of our educational goals is to develop students' cross-curriculum research and problem-solving skills by creating an environment where they can learn to think and act independently.
For the past 5 years starting in April 2014, Kansai University Senior High School was designated a “Super Global High School” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In response, we implemented educational subjects around “global social challenge (mainly SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals)” and “global business challenge”. Through these, we hope to nurture students who will be able to act with decency and responsibility. Moreover we aim to foster internationally active people who are equipped with comprehensive scholarly abilities to open up their desired career, inquiring minds for excelling at university, and also a sense of aspiration.
Kansai University Junior High School
Raising Intellectual Curiosity and Nurturing Sensitive Minds
Kansai University Junior High School aims to help students attain a high level of academic ability by systematically allotting the school's discretionary hours (based on a close inspection of university-entrance examinations) to five subjects: English, Japanese, mathematics, social studies, and science. In particular, seven classes per week for English, which is a featured characteristic of the school, are conducted by a diverse staff, including Japanese English teachers, native English teachers, and instructors, to develop international understanding. Furthermore, our Global Study Tour program, scheduled for all third-year students, is aimed at broadening their views through opportunities such as a home-stay and fieldwork experience in Canada.
We also strive to help students enhance their own critical-thinking abilities through a variety of learning activities, which is another characteristic of our school. For that purpose, we have carefully designed classes to give students an opportunity to develop thinking skills in every subject, including a "Logical Thinking Class" every week. In an ICT (Information and Communication Technology) environment, every student has their own iPad and every classroom is equipped with a large display panel, used as an electronic blackboard. This allows students to acquire the abilities to gather and sort information, as well as hone their own critical-thinking skills. Individual students' record will be digitalized into an e-portfolio to facilitate quick monitoring of their learning.
Kansai University Elementary School
A Six-year Education Program Fostering Students' Dreams and Developing Their Potential
Embracing the philosophy, "Deepening Studies with Increasing Ambition," teachers at Kansai University Elementary School encourage every student to reach their fullest potential. Each child is challenged to understand why they study, investigate their own questions, increase their ability to do individual research, and find new answers to increasingly difficult problems. To foster this ability, they develop their intellectual abilities while learning new thinking tools in their MUSE Learning classes and special reading time activities. Combining what students learn in their regular classes with their international understanding unit studies, they gain a deeper awareness and appreciation of how people on a global level solve problems. In addition, students gain increasing exposure to the world around them through personal contact with university students and teachers, foreign guests visiting from other countries, talking with specialists in a wide variety of fields, interaction with the community, ICT equipment, extra-curricular experiences with specialists from various fields of study in the after-school MUSE clubs, and participation in joint events with Junior and Senior High School students on the MUSE campus. As a whole, the school aims to develop individuals with big hearts, broad minds, and sound bodies, ready to contribute to the world around them.