One of the targets of early childhood education in Japan is to develop a curiosity about the environment. Each student in Japan are trained to be sensitive to the environment, interested in a wide variety of man-made objects or objects in nature, as well as discovering the potential value of the thing.
In terms of expression, children are trained to enrich creativity, among them release them in drawing, singing songs and making simple rhythms, as well as revealing the imagination with movement and words.
The confidence also grown through the support provided by the teacher. For example, teachers encourage children to dare to try the game and give praise when the child shows progress albeit slightly.
The Japanese education system is also very much appreciate the work of children. Usually the walls of the classroom is always filled with the results of the students’ assignments. Not everything was good because that was displayed not only the works that are considered the most attractive.
On display are works that resolved completely. Appreciation encourages students to be able to finish a work and produce further works.
Education for children (kindergarten and elementary) also focus on things that are concrete. For example, learning science is not through theory in a book about the parts of plants, but grow plants in pots were placed in the school yard. Every week they are asked to observe the development of the plant, drawing and record it in the paper reports.
In one of his visits, Adin also found a space craft containing the tools of painting, sewing fabrics, and various other tools. When the painting lessons. Each student has a canvas. Paintings made very diverse, hands and their clothes soiled by paint.
Children in Japan creative early and not get yelled at. Students are supported to be creative on the ingredients and continue to be directed cleared utensils and washing hands after the activity is completed. They are also not limited when creating, for example, the mountain yellow coloring.
In general, the education factor in Japan that allows the growth of ideas and innovation is the support and appreciation of the environment. Conversely, sensitivity to the environment also cause they know they will need to be able to produce products that useful. For example they made a clothesline with holes so that the laundry is not shifted.
Another interesting thing that will determine the development of innovation in Japan is the average Japanese person choose the path of a specific job and consistent there.
Japanese loyalty to the job made him consistently developing field though seem trivial. For example, workers at the plant pen makes pen with erasable ink.…