Designing a "Shikake" to revitalize local community: A case of Miyakejima university project

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Based on a "capacity-focused" approach (e.g., Kretzmann and McKnight, 1993), this paper proposes a conceptual framework to identify various local "resources," and to convert them into a set of local "assets." To anchor my discussion, I will refer to an on-going research project in Miyakejima, Tokyo. By focusing on the roles and functions of a "university," as a metaphor, we are currently designing a series of workshops and learning programs for the "university." This Project can be understood as an attempt to design a "shikake," in that participants attempt to expand their capacities to organize their ideas within given settings. I suggest that such form of learning may promote one's reflection, as well as communication among participants, through the set of goals, roles, and rules that constructs the organization of the "university." This "shikake" may contribute to stimulate and revitalize local community members in order to enrich their practices of community development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShikakeology
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning Triggers for Behavior Change - Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, Technical Report
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sept 9
Event2013 AAAI Spring Symposium - Palo Alto, CA, United States
Duration: 2013 Mar 252013 Mar 27

Publication series

NameAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report


Other2013 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPalo Alto, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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