Assistive Technology Nakamura-Kondo Laboratory
Enabling and Respecting for Learning Diversity
Technology such as robotics and artificial intelligence have, and will change and impact our social systems in greatly. It has been said that a new way of learning is necessary within education. However, there has been no clear direction on how to do so, making it difficult to implement new forms of learning in today's existing rigid educational system. Where and how can this breakthrough happen?
This is not to say that we are completely dismissing the way of learning within the current school environment. Rather, we believe in the necessity of having an alternative place for children who either cannot fit in with the current school environment, to learn and thrive, which goes beyond time and physical space. Thus, we will start the School of Nippon Project.
This project hopes to spread the following 5 key research findings across Japan, implementing them thorough practice directly into the education system to prove our hypothesis.
The 5 researches are: 1) Research on utilizing ICT for learning support 2) Research on communication support for people with severe and multiple disabilities, 3) Research on supporting methods for teenagers and young adults who are either truant or hikikomori (ROCKET Project), 4) Research on Activity Based Learning, and 5) Research on how teachers and parents can assess a child’s ability.
We at Nakamura Lab strongly believe that creating a social foundation which accepts diversity and acknowledges unique individuals, is directly linked to a future society and social system which can provide innovation for all.
Specialized field：Special education, Augmentative alternative communication, Assistive technology