Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC211404 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 比較科学教育論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Comparative Studies of Science Education
ミヨシ ミオリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-4:EDU K104
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture based, discussion, and presentation by students
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Science education, Policy, Objectives, Contents, Science education in abroad
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Secondary School Science Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・Based on understanding of collected (historical) materials and information on science education in secondary education, to be able to examine and analyze them.
・To be able to analyze and examine curriculums and classes of science education in secondary education. Also to be able to design lesson plans and curriculums. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Through analyse the science education practicies in Japan and abroad, students will deeply understand what school science education is, and diversity of science education.
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Orientation
Lesson 2: Research method in conparative education
Lesson 3: Analyse the results of PISA and TIMSS
Lesson 4: Science Education in Japan
Lesson 5: Science Education in US
Lesson 6: Science Education in UK
Lesson 7:Science Education in Germany
Lesson 8:Science Education in France
Lesson 9:Science Education in Finland
Lesson 10:Science Education in China, Shangai, Hong-Kong
Lesson 11:Science Education in Korea
Lesson 12:Science Education in Taiwan
Lesson 13: Science Education in Singapore
Lesson 14: Science Education in IB program
Lesson 15: Review and conclusion

Report assignment

Learn the principle and concept of science education and its historical issues. Also, have a meticulous discussion on teaching methods.
Materials to be introduced as required. 
PC or AV used in
Text book, handouts,audio material,visual materials(video/PC/and other visual materials)

Suggestions on
Preparation and
"The first - 14th class You should gather read, and understand documents which were introduced in a lecture in advance. About unknown points, you should ask a question and solve. You should prepare presentation materials on given subject.
The 15th class About unknown points, you should ask a question and solve."
Grading Method Students should be assessed on attendance (30%), presentation(30%),  and reports (40%) . 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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