What is Art Mile Project
Japan Art Mile Foundation aims to nurture the next generation who will collaborate with people from around the world and co-create new values to build a sustainable future through Art Mile projects.
In an age when the world situation is changing rapidly and unpredictable, children cannot become creators of the future by merely accumulating knowledge at school.
Through the international collaborative project of JAM, children will grow to be the next generation who can collaborate with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, discover common challenges while relating their own region to the world and find the solutions, and create their sustainable future.
Speech of Atsuko Shiwaku, president of Japan Art Mile Foundation, in the opening ceremony of ARTMILE EXHIBITION at UNESCO HQ (Paris) on December 12, 2016.
Artmile International Collaborative Learning
Artmile International Collaborative Learning (AICL) is a Project Based Learning where students discuss global issues and solutions with peers from diverse cultural backgrounds, make a message of what kind of future they want to create, and express their thoughts in a mural.
The purpose of this learning is not to paint a picture, but to develop 21st Century Skills through this international collaborative learning. A mural (a big picture of 5-12 feet) is an outcome of their learning.
Value of AICL in this age
The ability required in today’s international society is having a broad perspective open to the world and creating the future in collaboration with people around the world.
In today’s globalized society where the unexpected occurs frequently, people cannot solve problems in just one country.
Through the experience of working together with their partners abroad to tackle common issues, seek solutions and create new values, students will be able to achieve “the ability to solve problems that have no fixed answers”, which is what is needed in today’s society, in collaboration with people in the world.
Artmile and SDGs
The SDGs are sustainable development goals that the United Nations aims to achieve by 2030, and JAM is contributing to the achievement of the SDGs through Art Miles International Cooperative Learning.
In the AICL project, students study with their partners from abroad about the challenges facing the world today. The learning topics are selected from the 17 SDG goals.
Global project spreading in the world
More than 60,000 students of about 1,700 schools from 106 countries/regions have participated.
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Jerusalem, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Korea, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
In 101 countries/regions where we could not find schools for this collaborative learning, Japanese students learned about the countries/regions and expressed the results of their learning on murals.