Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NMC20022 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別支援教育特別研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Study in Special Needs Education
カワイ ノリムネ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Mon3-4:*Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented, Exercise-oriented, Many writings on the board, Discussion, Student presentation, Field work, Task, the Use of chemicals
Non-face-to-face (Teams will be used. Download the app on your personal computer and obtain your personal account prior to the first class.)
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Masters students who specialize in Special Needs Education in Graduate School of Education
Keywords Speech impediment and communication disorder, master thesis, thesis guidance
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Provides professional guidance and advice so that students can identify their research theme in language-impaired education, deep dive such theme, and establish as a master's thesis. Enhances practical skill and research ability for language-impaired education. In the 1st year, aims at selection of master's thesis theme and outline creation. In the 2nd year, aims at conducting a work to complete the master's thesis.
Class Schedule Lesson 1  Orientation

Lesson 2 Confirm the method of research data analysis for master's thesis

Lesson 3 Exercise of data analysis(Overview)
Lesson 4 Exercise data analysis(Exercise with statistics software)
Lesson 5 Exercise to interpret the analyzed data
Lesson 6 Exercise to write a paper with the analyzed data
Lesson 7 Analyze data collected for master's thesis research
Lesson 8 Interpret the analyzed data
Lesson 9 Write a paper for master's thesis with conclusion of analyzed data
Lesson 10 Make a resume for interim presentation
Lesson 11 Interim presentation
Lesson 12 With the comments in interim presentation and self-evaluation, identify items which needs to be improved.
Lesson 13 Examine alternative standpoint for data analysis
Lesson 14 Start works to complete master's thesis

Lesson 15 Summary and final presentation

Report submission required.

Focuses on determination of master thesis theme, clarification of research plan detail, and initiation of data gathering.
Nothing special, but read not only books and articles related to your research theme but also books on research methods.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, handouts, voice material, image (video/PC/other image material)
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
This is a place to learn about preparation for master thesis writing. To write a high quality thesis, it’s important to read as many documents as possible, identify issues of previous researches and purpose/question/hypothesis of the research for the thesis, and determine the research design. Work on any of these activities proactively and aggressively.  
Grading Method Students to be comprehensively assessed by in-class performance and design skills of study and progress status of study planning.  
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Based on the lecturer's experience as a speech-language pathologist in the U.S., the lecture will give students how the special education systems are different between Japan and the U.S., and how to work with students who have learning disabilities and other related disabilities. 
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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