The Community for Technology Leaders
Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on (2004)
Kyoto, Japan
Jan. 29, 2004 to Jan. 30, 2004
ISBN: 0-7695-2166-5
pp: 185
Noriko Morita , Fujitsu Limited
Kohei Yamamoto , Tellme Solutions Inc.
Takeshi Nakatani , Internet GIS Inc.
Masaki Shirai , Settsu Municipal Mashita Elementary School
Masami Ichihashi , Settsu Municipal Mashita Elementary School
We reached a consensus that the main factor behind the current decline in community power might be the rapid deterioration in the volume and quality of communication within the community, as it sees its common conventions and goals being lost. Our research revealed that "children, women and the aged", while thought generally to be the key players in community revitalization, were also unfortunately perceived as being on the isolated side of the digital divide. Based on these premises, we set a common goal for the internal community as a whole, i.e., "to inculcate children with a sense of the community's responsibility". By assisting in the development of educational programs with which it was involved, this began to lead to the establishment of common agreement. For the following period of around a year, during the "Periods for Integrated Study" at a municipal elementary school, we implemented "the development of curricula and environments to enhance child creativity and problem-solving skills without requiring special personal or financial resources" through the use of IT.

T. Nakatani, M. Ichihashi, K. Yamamoto, M. Shirai and N. Morita, "Development Works for Integrated-Study with Co-operations of Community," Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, International Conference on(C5), Kyoto, Japan, 2004, pp. 185.
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