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.
2022.01.12Deadline to Apply: February 4, 2022! [Call for participation] 10th SIGLOC-Online!2021.12.22A session “SIGLOC: Two Weeks to Discuss SDGs with Students from Around the World” is on YouTube!2021.11.08[Call for participation] 10th Socially Innovative Global Online Classroom (SIGLOC-Online) ※Application Deadline extended!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.
Students will gain basic knowledge about a theme (social system, history, and background); and
Discuss the topics with overseas students and make international comparisons.
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
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.
Field Research 2
Students will examine their hypotheses and formulate new hypotheses as needed; and
Receive feedback from their field research site.
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.
Program Reports in AY 2021
Program Reports in AY 2020
Program Reports in AY 20195th SIGLOC (AY 2019, Online, with Andrews University)4th SIGLOC (AY 2019, Japan, with De La Salle University)3rd SIGLOC (AY 2019, Japan, with Andrews University)