Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NMD10041 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 自然システム教育学特別研究(科学教育)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Study in Science Education
ミヨシ ミオリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Tues11-12:*Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Seminar-oriented, Discussion, Student presentation
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Science education philosophy, science education history, science education curricula in abroad
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Provides learning on skills for writing a master's thesis and research method for continuous research through document reading and debate concerning principle (philosophy, methodology, curriculum structure theory), history, and teacher education in science education area.
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Orientation
Lesson 2: Annual plan for master's thesis
Lesson 3: Collect and sort articles on the principles of science education(1)
Lesson 4: Collect and sort articles on the principles of science education(2)
Lesson 5: How to read articles on science education(1)
Lesson 6: How to read articles on science education(2)
Lesson 7: How to read articles on science education(3)
Lesson 8: How to read articles on science education(4)
Lesson 9: How to read articles on science education(5)
Lesson 10: How to make paper on science education(1)
Lesson 11: How to make paper on science education(2)
Lesson 12: How to make paper on science education(3)
Lesson 13: How to make paper on science education(4)
Lesson 14: How to make paper on science education(5)
Lesson 15: Review and conclusion

Report submission to be discussed with students.

Discusses the following items mainly, and provides guidance on research methods as well.
1. Science education philosophy
1. Science education philosophy
3. Science teacher education theory
4. Informal science education, gender in science education
5. Science education in other countries 
Wellington, J. and Szczerbinski, M., Research Methods for the Social Sciences, Continuum, 2007. 
PC or AV used in
Textbook, Handouts
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1 through 4: Understand methods of documents collection through online such as OPAC.
Lesson 5 through 9: Read and Understand collected documents (in Japanese or English).
Lesson 10 through 14: Read documents on thesis writing.
Lesson 15: Sort out unclear points and ask questions. 
Grading Method Students should be  comprehensively assessed by attendance, reports and presentations (incl presentations at academic conferences).  
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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