Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
TGS is a proud participant in the Flat Classroom™ Project. Flat Classroom is an international collaboration that brings together middle and senior high school students interested in examining and changing the way young people are educated around the world. TGS’s international student body and interest in developing new ways of teaching and learning are an ideal fit for the Project. Our students are excited to work collaboratively with other participants in order to take a critical look at education, ultimately resulting in students who are competitive and globally-minded.
TGS will participate in the Flat Classroom Conference later this month, held at the Beijing BISS International School. The conference brings together students and educators to take a critical look at the future of education and explore possibilities for innovation. Leading technology tools such as wikis, blogs, social networking and multi-media storytelling help power the proceedings. The conference allows for maximum creativity by bringing together diverse individuals and allowing them to hear from world-class presenters in a “flattened” environment. The conference isn’t just limited to those who can attend in person; virtual participants also join in the conversation from remote corners of the world.