Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC215007 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name サイエンスミュージアム教育論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Science Museum Education
ミヨシ ミオリ,ヤマサキ ヒロフミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-8:EDU K113
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Exercise-oriented, Discussions, Student presentations, Field work 
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 Science Education, Museum Education, Science Museums, Lifelong Learning,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Secondary School Science Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・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.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・With regard to investigation, educational practices and its presentation, to be able to communicate with others, organize results, opinions and contetns, and give a presentation (Communication and presentation skills). 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of this course is to make deeper understanding of science education to develop school science, through the analysis of history, theories, and practices of science education in museums in Japan and overseas. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Orientation, Regulations of museums in Japan.
Understand the aim and objectives of this course, and regulations of museums in Japan.

lesson2:  History of Museum Education
Understand the history of museum education from the viewpoint of relations with science education.

lesson3: Fundamental Theories of Learning in Science Museums
Understand fundamental theories of learning in science museums.

lesson4: Museums and Schools
Understand the characteristics of museum education through the comparison of school education.

lesson5: Utilization of Science Museums in School Sciences
Understand key points to develop sciences lessons with science museums, and make lesson plans using science museums.

lesson6: Museums and Civic Education
Understand the role of science museums for civic education from the view point of development of scientific literacy.

lesson7: Museum Education in Japan (1): Biwako Museum
Case study of Biwako Museum for deeper understanding of actual museum education in Japan.

lesson8: Museum Education in Japan (2): Exhibition and Museum Education
Understand the role of Exhibition in museums from the view point of museum education.

lesson9: Museum Education in Japan (3): Materials and Museum Education
Understand the meaning of materials used in museums and museum education.

lesson10: Museum Education in Japan (4): Curators and Museum Education
Understand the role of curators in museum education.

lesson11: Museum Education in Japan (5): Ecomuseums and Geoparks
Understand actual museum education in ecomuseums and geoparks.

lesson12: Museum Education in Japan (6): University Museums
Understand actual museum education in university museums.

lesson13: Analyse Educational Programs in Science Museums
Understand the characteristics of educational programs in science museums through survey of homepage of science museums.

lesson14: Making Educational Progarms in Science Museums
Understand how to make educational program in science museum.

lesson15: Presentation of own Educational Program in Science Museum
Present and discuss a own plan of educational program in science museum.
Books for reference will be introduced in class. 
PC or AV used in
Handouts, Audio materials, Movies ( videos/PC/other image materials) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
If you have any questions about the lesson, please ask teacher after the lesson.  
Grading Method Students will be evaluated by contribution in class (20%), report assignment (80%). 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it A faculty member who has worked as a curator at a museum will explain various activities at Japanese natural sceince museums. 
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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