For Parents

What's essential for the coming era is the
"4C's and 1I"



For Parents


Tamaishiki provides educational materials that develop children's abilities in order to prepare them for a future where they
can play a role on the global stage and coexist with AI.

What is the purpose of learning the ability to think,
judge, and express one's self?

What is the purpose of learning the ability to "think," "judge," and "express" as outlined in the new academic theory?
Judgements are made through things like debates, presentations, short-answer questions, essays, and communicating in English. All of these things require you to convey your thoughts to others (using words, sentences, and the English language). If you keep saying things like "this is wrong", your instructions may be viewed as nitpicky. Don't forget the overall goal and discourage your child! Compliment them on what they have written, what they have said, and what they have presented; no matter how messy their writing is, or how poorly constructed their sentences are.

Today's school education is in a state where things like language, knowledge, theory, and culture are input with vague goals and objectives. In order to effectively think and express oneself, one must connect the things that have been learned with imagination. Tamaishiki has always emphasized the importance of "imaging skills.” Let the children imagine, think, create, and act. We would like to let them learn this in their early grades before they become busy with exams and other factors.

“Imaging skills” develop thinking, judgment, and expression abilities!

The power to acquire the skills that will be necessary in the future

The "4Cs and 1I"
are the first letters of the words that represent the skills that will be essential to acquire in the future.

  • Creativity

    Creativity that produces new sets of values. Since the beginning of development, we have established an educational policy of "developing the ability to create independently," and we believe that this should be consciously nurtured. We are working on this as one of our key missions. For example, we have introduced a method of imaging mathematical problems through stories, and we also emphasize intellectual learning which fosters the creativity that children naturally possess.

  • Critical thinking

    Critical thinking is one of the essential driving forces that create the energy for major change. While the literal meaning is "critical," it does not mean that you must be critical of others. It is important to develop the mentality of listening to and from others, even if your opinion differs from theirs. The course is designed to help students develop the ability to draw conclusions, based on the differences between their own thinking and the thinking of others, through the use of reading comprehension and science writing exercises.

  • Communication

    The ability to persuasively express one's values and thoughts to others is becoming increasingly important in our global society. Our goal is to maximize the children's motivation to learn from each other by actively incorporating "expression" classes that nurture a "rich humanity" with the skills of children to express their own opinions, understand the opinions of others, and value their relationships with others.

  • Collaboration

    The Ministry of Education in Japan lists "cooperation" as one of the skills that children should acquire. As people interact with each other across borders on a daily basis, it is essential to have the skills to collaborate with people who value diversity and respect the values and ideas of others. We are actively incorporating "expression" classes to help students learn to express their opinions to others and to learn how to think things through.


In the near future, it is predicted that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will replace many of the jobs and professions that humans are currently responsible for. The foundation for success in a society that will coexist with AI is the ability to imagine the unseen, or "imagery skills." The power of the human imagination is when we can read the situation in our mind, imagine the way other people feel, and then decide which words to use to convey our message.
The various learning materials of Tamaishiki develop the ability to construct images in one's mind that will help children flourish in the future.