Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC214005 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 地学教材内容論II
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Teaching Contents of Earth Science II
ヨシドミ ケンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-6,Fri5-6:EDU L202
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture- and Exercise-oriented, Note-taking, Discussions, Student presentations, Field work, Work. Chemicals will be used. 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Familiar earth science phenomena, teaching contents of weather and ocean. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Secondary School Science Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・By deepening basic understanding of science subjects taught in secondary education (physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science), to be able to explain teaching contents.
(Abilities and Skills)
・Based on meticulous analysis and examination of science education in secondary education (including observation and examinations), to be able to design classes and develop teaching materials. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course specializes in the education content of earth science among other secondary education science subjects. Through this course, students will learn kinds, characteristics, distribution, and forming process of matters that constitute the inside of the earth and examine how those should be handled as teaching contents of earth science. In addition, this course will provide the students with an opportunity to examine specifically how to overcome a student’s misstep in learning.  
Class Schedule Lesson1: Introduction
Lesson2:Structure and composition of the atmosphere
Leeson3:Solar radiation and Earth's surface temperature
Lesson4:Energy cycle of the Earth
Lesson5: Flow of air
Lesson6: Mechanism of monsoon
Lesson7: specific heat and latent heat of water
Lesson8: Coriolis force
Lesson9: Large circulation of the atmosphere
Lesson10: High pressure and low pressure
Lesson11: Weather map
Lesson12: Circulation of seawater
Lesson13: Ekman transport
Lesson14: Temperature structure of seawater
Lesson15: Summary

There will be a small report ( assignment). 
"This course will be lecture oriented. Textbooks will not be used. About 15 handout materials will be distributed. Audio materials to be used include videos (30 min. or less each. Several videos will be shown) and PowerPoint. Students will be provided with a number of opportunities to be exposed to sample and actual specimens to deepen understanding. For important assignments, students will be required to submit reports and will be provided with opportunities to have discussions with other students. In every lesson, students will have to write a quiz and be provided with a question sheet. The explanation based on the quiz and question sheets submitted by students will be provided at the beginning of the following lesson. Reference books will be introduced when needed.

PC or AV used in
Textbook, Handouts, Audio Materials, Movies(videos/PC/other image materials)
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review what you learned in class. Read handouts thoroughly. Work on assignments.
Requirements School subject specialized course(science, earth science)
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on class performance(attendance, reports, quizzes) and final exam.
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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