2023 年 32 巻 1 号 p. 1_3-13
Conclusions were drawn by analyzing the potential of residential citizen education based on the design and implementation of Fukui Prefectural education for climate change titled, ‘Problem-solving workshop using the Jigsaw method.’ The following results were obtained:
1) Discussions were carried out for the purpose of acquiring ‘knowledge,’ ‘raising consciousness’ and ‘instilling the skills’ that are important for educating citizens. To a certain degree, this enabled students to consider existing issues and possibilities, future visions, and measures to realize them.
2) All 10 elements of competencies improved. The lower the scores were before the class, the greater the demonstrable change evident after the class. The elements such as ‘strategic,’ ‘anticipatory’ and ‘critical thinking’ of the four competencies that were explained in the class showed measurable improvement.
3) The changes in the 10 competencies were categorized as ‘collaboration’ and ‘independence.’ It was shown that, as a result of collaborative activities, competencies closely related to ‘collaboration’ improved significantly. On the other hand, it was evidenced that a characteristic of the Jigsaw method is to enhance each person’s independence by contributing to the team through his/her role playing.
4) After a certain period, the research demonstrated that there are changes in consciousness and behavior for not only everyday issues such as conservation of electricity and water, but also for more diversified areas. It also indicated that efforts are needed to broaden visions and there is a need for cooperation using various means, such as gathering information and discussions between family members.