2023 Volume 36 Issue 1 Pages 1-5
In order to achieve the SDGs and realize a Regional Circular and Ecological Sphere, it is necessary to consider ways to solve social issues in a complex manner while utilizing existing frameworks. “Human resources for environmental innovation” who can operate in various fields and think about problem-solving methods through stakeholder collaboration are required. However, the methodology of human resources development in the society is still under development. I focus on the following two elements to acquire skills to be able to connect different stakeholders; (1) active learning, (2) including collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
The above two points were considered while conducting the “Let’s Protect the Earth” Project within the biosphere environmental science project training at Toho University. The first assumption was that targeting familiar problems within the university and collaborating with related parties within the university would be an opportunity for students to acquire the ability to coordinate, thus advancing the project. Furthermore, it was observed that the involvement of students was also effective in changing the consciousness of those involved in the university. The second assumption was that the participation of students majoring in different subjects could contribute to the realization of a better project by incorporating various perspectives into the project.