80&Company Inc. announced to establish ‘Cross education Lab.’ which seeks brand-new methodologies for education at TECH STUDIO KYOTO. The lab invites experts from various fields and Hidekazu Shoto, the sole Japanese teacher who was nominated for the prominent prize, Global Teacher Prize 2019 to research new styles of education.
80&Company Inc. has established ‘Cross Education lab,’ the organization which seeks the various ways of education to cover wide variety of educational needs. It is still difficult for children to develop what they love to do solely through school education although multiple styles of education are emerging. Japan is also lagging from other OECD countries in scope of recurrent education. There seems to be a societal educational structure which hinders Japanese children and adults from learning. The company advocates, considering these issues, that education is not special: everything around us can be used as educational material if we employ effective approaches. The lab researches the educational effect of materials around us and effective approaches to use them. Collaborating with various companies, the lab puts the emphasis on the educational application of the research to make the future of children better.
What is ‘Cross Education Lab.’?
Cross Education Lab provides new frameworks of education which respond to various needs beyond the traditional or conservative education styles. The lab researches the values and methods to use materials which is used in our ordinary lives but not for education at present. Being a hub which ‘crosses’ the borders of “education” and “something in our daily lives”, it serves brand-new educational opportunities. The current topics the lab deals with are video games or toys.
ABOUT 80&COMPANY INC.
80&Company Inc., established at TECH STUDIO KYOTO, offers new solutions to various specific issues through the establishment of laboratories where experts in each realm analysis the issues and contributes to create an innovation cluster in Kyoto. The company facilitates its clients to collaborate with students, academia, startups in order to create new opportunities for business, joint research and web system and application. 80&Company also develops highly skilled human resources through highly specialized activities in the lab and introduces them to clients.