KSTN Advisor Professor Minura and Executive Fellow Professor Akita presented on their respective KSTN projects at the OECD Thematic Working Group 5 meeting!
Professors Miura and Akita presented valuable insights during the meeting. Professor Miura, utilizing his expertise in 3D modeling, showcased the OECD Learning Compass 2030 through a tangible 3D-printed model. This innovative approach can serve as a powerful tool for young individuals to express their opinions on well-being. Additionally, Professor Miura introduced the Thematized Talk Cards, a deck of 50 cards designed to facilitate discussions on well-being, as well as a work-in-progress Well-being Flower that symbolizes the 11 Better Life Indices. Although these artworks are limited in production due to being hand-made, Professor Miura expressed the intention to share them with interested individuals through crowdfunding.
Following Professor Miura's presentation, an audience member commended the 3D representation of the Learning Compass 2030, emphasizing the importance of holistic education for overall well-being. Such tools can significantly contribute to students' long-term success beyond the confines of school and employment.
Next, Professor Akita discussed the use of DeepL, a translation software powered by artificial intelligence, to translate the OECD curriculum analysis reports into Japanese. She explained that this software enables a single person to efficiently translate large volumes of documents, allowing more time for stakeholders to engage in content discussions and refine the translations. Professor Akita highlighted the involvement of teachers in verifying the translations, ensuring their clarity and comprehension. Additionally, KSTN student members were actively engaged in the triangulation of the translation of the 12 Design Principles, relating them to their own learning experiences.
In response to Professor Akita's presentation, Kerstin, the TWG5 meeting moderator from Germany, expressed empathy, sharing her own experience with the German translation of the Learning Compass. She praised the use of AI translation in conjunction with student involvement and other stakeholders. A student named Celina expressed her satisfaction with the triangulation process, emphasizing the importance of grounding the discussions in real experiences and ensuring student comprehension.
The presentations by Professors Miura and Akita align with the overarching goals of the Kyoso Sankaku Tankent Network. Their efforts aim to disseminate the principles of the OECD Education and Skills 2030 project to education stakeholders in Japan while sharing the ideas and engagement processes with the global community.