Popularity is English and Programming
Human Academy Full Day Education Division Child Education Business Headquarters Yoshihiko Kano Yoshihiko Chief Manager
While thinking that it would be better to have children tackle it, the world of "intellectual education" which is difficult to stick a bit. It is possible to practice at home using educational toys and teaching materials, but what kind of things are trending as learning?
Mr. Yoshihiko Kano who is engaged in the field of child education at the Human Academy (Chief Manager of Children's Education Business Division, Full Day Education Division).
Popularity is English and programming
- What are the current popular intellectual learning programs?
I still feel that there is a need for English and programming lessons.
In 2020, according to the revision of the course of study, elementary 5.6 grade students will learn English as one subject. It is 70 hours in a year.
However, it is less time compared with the national language and mathematics which devote 175 hours in a year. In order to acquire language, if you think that how much you are immersed in that word in your life is an important factor, parents who think more about strengthening your English ability in the private sector will increase more and more must.
In addition, programming is also essential in elementary school along with revision of the guidelines for teaching in 2020. It is an impression that is supported by the people with high educational awareness who think that they want to prepare the learning environment before learning in class. In the future, I think that those who wish more than elementary school programming classes will use private educational institutions.
There are an increasing number of parents who want to develop concentration and thinking skills
- I feel that the number of families working on such learning from infancy is increasing
As a lesson learning, there are many capacity building programs. It seems that people who are interested in learning such as "baby brain" or to develop imagination and thinking skills are increasing.
For example, let's create a pyramid by overlaying cube-shaped blocks, asking, "How many blocks are needed to make this pyramid?" As the grade progresses, it will become a calculation formula, but it will be a way to cultivate imagination and thinking skills through the process of doing it on your own and noticing it.
- Do these classrooms actually increase?
There are many study classes that incorporate methods of the experts in that field, but new lessons for low age will increase in future.
If AI evolves in the future, the current occupation will be superseded by AI and it will be lost, occupations that have never existed will come out. Therefore, I think that parents who always think what they should do from small are sure to be.
When the child grows up, it will be time to shift to study to earn points such as national languages and math somewhere someday. To some extent, it will be a case of a high awareness of education, but before the time of study comes, parents who wish to develop "concentration" such as concentration ability, thinking ability, creative mind, etc. There are many.
"Education classes for infants is increasing," Mr. Kano
Importance is important in learning "fun things" and "have places to verify"
- How old is it that you should start at what age?
I think that it is good to refer to the target age assumed by that lesson first rather than from what age. Why do not you challenge if your child is able to work on it when you actually experience it.
For example, at our company, we develop a robot classroom which can be started from children aged 5.6 years old, but the program is made by carefully examining the contents that children of this age can understand. On the other hand, there are individual differences in abilities, so for example if a 4 year old child goes to the experience and you can work clearly well, you may approve admission.
I think that if you do not have restrictions on how long you have to start a lesson, or if you can extend the ability of that child, you should do it at all times.
- How long should I keep?
Apart from whether it is good or bad, there are many parents who think whether to continue learning or to quit learning in half a year span. Beginning with a new lesson from April, it is easier for movements to come out in October and November. It is an impression that when you try for half a year, children tend to take leave or they do not want to go back, it is a move to reconsider.
- I think that many parents are worried about which learning to make even if they want to start learning
The goal is definite for graduate school, etc, but since I have various purposes and kinds of lessons, I am suffering. In such a situation, parents now have a tendency to participate in various experiential sessions and choose the one that best suits the child among them. It might be a good idea to try it in a short-term program such as a summer school.
And as one important element, I think there is a place called "If it is not fun". I do not last long if I think that a child is "done" or "forcibly communicated". If it is fun, I take the initiative from myself to go to the lesson, because it is fun long lasting, I think that there are many abilities that I can not acquire if I do not keep on long.
Therefore, I think that it is best if the ability that parents expect is attached.
- Thinking about your parents' feelings you think that way
Many mothers have the impression that they want children to acquire "some kind of ability" by learning. Even in experiential societies etc, there are many things that are questioned as "What kind of power will you acquire?"
For example, in the case of language studies, if the results are obtained by Eiken inspection etc., it will be "good to let you pass" as parents. Also, children will feel like "I want to challenge even further". Even in the robot classroom, we hold the national convention once a year, but by having a goal or being awarded there, motivation of children will improve.
In addition to having fun learning, I think that it is necessary to have a place to verify the ability.
Significance of need for lesson to cultivate Japanese language skills
- Are there lessons learned that it seems to be prevalent after 2018?
I think that I will absolutely come somewhere, I think that there is a need from people with high educational awareness if lessons learn to acquire national language skills will come out.
Nowadays, English and programming etc are gaining attention as what is necessary in future times, but the lesson to practice using the children's linguistic ability, reading comprehension, expressive power etc. coming from them is not so much It is.
Especially, I think that it will be demanded to learn such a skill that you can acquire the ability of expression "writing" which is most needed for expressive power. For example, when writing a sentence, it is not "I was sorry for that girl", but I can express "I was sorry for that child".
Our company is planning to develop courses on Japanese traditional culture from now on, but I think that there is a certain need. As a Japanese, it is contents that let children know about Japan's manner of manners and seasonal scenes.
- Why do you feel that there is a need for such a lesson?
Parents do not want children to be foreigners, for example by making English. We are thinking that we want foreign languages to be available as Japanese.
On the other hand, how many Japanese people can answer when foreigners come to Japan in the future as internationalization society is asked "What is Japanese culture?" I think that the number of people themselves who want to "want to know" "want to learn" will increase in the future, such as Japanese language and Japanese culture.