SGH（Super Global High School）
Specified in the development of global leaders
who are active on the international stage.
The purpose of the SGH program
In today's world, as society, economy, and the globalization of culture rapidly evolve, there is growing international unity. In addition, due to great advances in science and technology and the complex and rapid change of society, new challenges have arisen that can not be addressed using only previously accumulated knowledge and technology. In order to respond to these issues, new globally competitive specialized skills and knowledge in respect to human resources are required. Due to societal changes in the 21st century, it is an aim to be an active leader in the global community and an important objective to achieve this is the development of human resources.
Our SGH research agenda
To identify global challenges that Hokkaido industries face and provide solutions through the development of its human capital.
Our SGH outline
Under the theme of "Hokkaido of the future”, we plan to promote internationalization in cooperation with universities, government and private companies to acquire international cultural awareness, industrial, and environmental skills.
- Surveys (fieldwork)
- Hypotheses and Analyses
- Presentation, Dissemination and Evaluation
To nurture interdisciplinary global leaders who actively work within the international arena.
The SGH Program prepares students to be global citizens by having them conduct investigative and evaluative research. The focus will be on understanding current global issues, exploring new challenges, analyzing diversity, taking assertive action and developing the ability to think critically.
- (1)Foundation - Investigation, Analysis, Discussion, Imaginative Scope
Understanding different cultures and fostering open-mindedness.
Our school’s teachers as well as guest lecturers, e.g., teachers invited from schools like Hokkaido University, will take part in cooperative fieldwork with participating institutions to conduct a deep study on cross-cultural society.
Valuable experience gained through such domestic and overseas training will additionally enhance one’s sensitivity to be more culturally concerned.
- (2)Application - Problem-Solving, Diversity, Implementation
Students will decide on a topic of interest and take on an individual research theme.
Example: “Food”, “Tourism”, “Territory”, “Post-war”
Concerning ourselves with topics that are familiar to Hokkaido, we are able to engage in a cultural discourse, think from a global perspective about the challenges at hand and finally find resolutions to these problems..
A central research theme will be decided within the group, analyzed and discussed through exchange of opinions.
Collaborative research and discourse with participating institutions.
- (3)Development - Reporting, Negotiation, English Communication
Students will formulate their own thesis and depending on their language skill level will choose to report on it in English or Japanese.
The paper should demonstrate a clear argument with well-written and comprehensible sentences.
Participants will take part in various competitions both from within their school and off-campus.
A graduation thesis will be composed as well.
- (4)Evaluation - Performance Assessment
All aspects of the research and development process are part of a quality assured and verified evaluation program.
SGH project report
This project is designated for 5 years from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and has ended in academic year 2019.
We thank many people who cooperated in the SGH activity in our school.
The report which provides an overview of the project for 5 years is carried in the following.