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Gakken to expand 'noncognitive' education in Asia, Middle East

Turkish and Chinese units to provide class services on scientific experiments

In Iraq, Gakken subsidiary IC Net started conducting classes on scientific experiments at elementary schools in 2021 in cooperation with a major Japanese oil and gas plant engineering company. (Photo courtesy of Gakken)

TOKYO -- Japanese education company Gakken Holdings is expanding "noncognitive education" services in Asia and the Middle East, looking to help students develop skills like thinking through scientific experiments.

Noncognitive education trains students in the ability to think rather than just memorize. There is growing interest in noncognitive skills in Japan and abroad, and it is a field in which Gakken has an advantage.

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