ソーシャルイノベーション研修
ソーシャルイノベーション研修

SIGLOC (Socially Innovative Global Classroom)

This is a unique intensive collaborative program with overseas students, which is the final step in learning how to find practical solutions to global and local social issues.

PROCESS

Osaka City University (OCU) students and overseas university students are unified in work groups of approximately four people. Field research sites include government, NPOs, and local volunteer organizations. Students learn, research, and consider social issues related to the field research sites, and give final presentations at the field research sites. Some of the solutions proposed in this program have been implemented as social experiments after the program.
Pre
								camp

Basic Research

Students will gain basic knowledge about a theme (social system, history, and background); and

Discuss the topics with overseas students and make international comparisons.

1st half of internship

Field Research 1

Students will access the field research sites and turn their knowledge into experience/ practice; and

Observe their field research sites and explore issues that they identify with overseas students

Intermediate camp

Data Analysis

Students will share what they have found at their sites with overseas students, exchange opinions and discover issues; and

Propose hypotheses for solving problems and consider how to verify those hypotheses.

2nd half of the internship

Field Research 2

Students will examine their hypotheses and formulate new hypotheses as needed; and

Receive feedback from their field research site.

Post
								camp

Summaries & Reports

Students will create Social Innovation (SI) reports;

Have a group discussion on what they have learned, experienced and examined and provide summaries; and

Compare various viewpoints (domestic/overseas) and create a report that helps readers to gain common understanding.