Changes in horticultural therapy education in Japan: possibility of recurrent education after Covid-19
This paper describes the changes in horticultural therapy education in Japan over the past 30 years and pointed out some problems. The early years saw a boom in horticultural therapy. The middle period saw the birth of many educational institutions. The latter period found that many of the educational institutions have withdrawn. The reason behind the withdrawal, from the author's perspective, is because horticultural therapy education is not suitable for teaching in universities. Instead, recurrent education is more meaningful for those who have already graduated from universities in various fields such as agriculture, psychology, nursing care, sociology, etc. Those entering the workforce and thinking that they need different skills may utilize this opportunity more than the undergraduate students. Horticultural therapy can be helpful based on each profession because flowers and greenery have an affinity with everything.
Asano, F. and Miyake, M. (2021). Changes in horticultural therapy education in Japan: possibility of recurrent education after Covid-19. Acta Hortic. 1330, 227-234
changing educational methods, recurrent education, affinity with all professions, web-based education