Problems in real life usually have more than one correct answer. Sometimes it is not possible for one direct, easy answers due to varying of alternatives, factors, and circumstances. Since school is the place that gets the student ready for the upcoming challenges, the (popular) evaluation based on four choices with one correct answer is somewhat not enough for necessary skills. All the mistakes, incorrect answers are usually tired to be avoided in conventional schools. Manabi no Michi (Tokyo, Japan) practices in contrast. This school we promote students to challenge as much as possible, to make a lot of mistakes as much as it was necessary, and learn fast. Other than basic knowledge and skill for entrance exams, we introduce problem-based learning (PBL) to promote the critical and analytical thinking skills by using our "Collaborative PBL Canvas." The objective is to encourage collaboration, systematic think, and leadership skills.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2018

  • Date of Conference: 25-28 June, 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2018.0094
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-90-2
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada