Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC116006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 初等理科授業研究
Subject Name
(Katakana)
ショトウリカジュギョウケンキュウ
Subject Name in
English
Studies in Teaching of Science for the Elementary School
Instructor NAKAYAMA TAKASHI,YAMASAKI TAKAHITO
Instructor
(Katakana)
ナカヤマ タカシ,ヤマサキ タカヒト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Mon9-10:EDU C228,EDU L102
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Exercise-oriented, Discussions 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students Students of Cluster1 School Education
Keywords SDG_4,Elementary science,  observations, experiments, trial lessons 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
Elementary School Teacher Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・Being able to design teaching plans and curriculums in elementary schools and develop them on the basis of children's actual situation (Practical teaching skills). 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this course is to examine how science lesson in elementary schools should be from both theoretical and practical aspects by designing a lesson plan of elementary science and giving a trial lesson based on it, and to cultivate capabilities to make a concept, practice, and improve a science lesson.
In order to achieve above, students will make a concept of a science lesson and plan it in consideration of researches of material studies related to the contents of elementary science, give a trial lesson based on the lesson plan, and have a discussion over issues and points to be improved. Concept making and planning of a teaching plan will be done in a group depending on the number of students.  
Class Schedule Lesson1: Orientation, learning contents and teaching methods for elementary science
Lesson2: Teaching methods and materials effective for proactive, interactive and deep learning in elementary science
Learn about teaching methods and materials effective for proactive, interactive and deep learning in case of “Properties of magnet” and “Rules of pendulums”, and discuss for improving them based on examining practice examples.
Lesson3: Teaching methods and materials effective for constructing of scientific conceptions from misconceptions of learners
Learn about teaching methods and materials effective for constructing of scientific conceptions from misconceptions of learners in case of “Regularity of a lever”, and discuss for improving them based on examining practice examples.
Lesson4: Teaching methods and materials effective for connecting various units of elementary science
Learn about teaching methods and materials effective for connecting different units of elementary science in case of the area “Particle” in the 3rd and 4th grades, and discuss for improving them based on examining practice examples.
Lesson5: Teaching methods and materials effective for programming learning in elementary science
Learn about teaching methods and materials effective for programming learning in case of “Use of electricity”, and discuss for improving them based on examining practice examples.
Lesson6: Teaching methods and materials effective for nurturing critical thinking in elementary science
Learn about teaching methods and materials effective for nurturing critical thinking in case of “Rules of pendulums” and “Mechanism of combustion”, and discuss for improving them based on examining practice examples.
Lesson7: Theme-setting in groups
Decide and examine a theme unit among units of elementary science for improving teaching methods and materials.
Lesson8: Collecting and analyzing of literature and documents in groups
Collect and analyze in groups literature and documents concerning the theme unit that are textbook, survey data of learners’ cognition, and related to teaching methods and materials.
Lesson9: Devising of teaching methods and practice observation and experiment for improving teaching materials in groups
Devise teaching methods and practice observation and experiment for improving teaching materials concerning the theme unit in groups.
Lesson10: Developing of teaching plan in groups
Develope a teaching plan of the theme unit in groups.
Lesson11: Devising and discuss on the trial lesson in groups
Devise a trial lesson based on teaching plan of the theme unit in groups, and discuss how to practice the lesson while assuming learners’ thinking and activities.
Lesson12: Practice and reflect trial lessons(1st group and 2nd group)
Practice and reflect trial lessons including presentation of research products(1st group and 2nd group)
Lesson13: Practice and reflect trial lessons(3rd group and 4th group)
Practice and reflect trial lessons including presentation of research products(3rd group and 4th group)
Lesson14: Practice and reflect trial lessons(5th group and 6th group)
Practice and reflect trial lessons including presentation of research products(5th group and 6th group)
Lesson15: Reviewing results and summaries bases on trial lessons 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
MEXT(2017) Commentary to the Curriculum Guidelines for Elementary Schools, Science 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) Handouts, Audio materials, Movies(videos/PC/other image data) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Lesson 1-6: Understand goals and contents of elementary science, and concept of organization of grade goals and contents by reading "Commentary to the Curriculum Guidelines for Elementary Schools, Science”
Lesson 7-11: Collect and analyze literature and documents concerning the theme unit, devise teaching methods and materials, and then develop a lesson plan.
Lesson15: Reflect on trial lessons of other groups and organize issues to be solved. 
Requirements It is desirable that students have taken Teaching Method of Science for the Elementary School.
 
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on contribution on class (20%), contents of remarks at discussion and meetings (40%), and presentation including their trial lesson (40%). 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Professors with practical experience in classroom practice at schools make use of their experience to explain and discuss about science education theory and practice. 
Message  
Other   
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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