Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NMD20041 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,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) 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 Research method theory, science education philosophy, science education history, science education in other countries.
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: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(1)

Lesson 3: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(2)

Lesson 4: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(3)

Lesson 5: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(4)

Lesson 6: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(5)

Lesson 7: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(6)

Lesson 8: Interim presentation

Lesson 9: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(7)

Lesson 10: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(8)

Lesson 11: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(9)

Lesson 12: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(10)

Lesson 13: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(11)

Lesson 14: Research skills  for writing master's thesis(12)

Lesson 15: Review and conclusion

Discusses the following items mainly, and provides guidance on research methods as well.
1. Science education philosophy
2. History of science education
3. Science education teacher education theory
4. Informal science education, gender in science education
5. Science education in other countries  
Documents/Books for the course to be introduced in the 1st lesson’s orientation.
PC or AV used in
Textbook, handouts, voice material, image (video/PC/other image material)
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1 to 7: Set up specific theme and apply research skills for interim presentation such as documents collection, reading, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.
Lesson 8: Summarize points raised in the interim presentation and have prospects for future.
Lesson 9 to 14: Summarize points raised in the interim presentation and apply research skills for a theme of master thesis such as documents collection, reading, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.
Lesson 15: Sort out unclear points and ask questions as required. 
Grading Method Students to 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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