Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NMD10170 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 自然システム教育学特講(生物)I
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Special Lecture on Biology in Science Education I
タケシタ シュンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues1-4:EDU C108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture,  Seminar, Discussion, Student presentation, Use of chemicals 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students Science Education in Graduate School of Education
Keywords Biology education, taxonomy, ecology, environment, SDG_04, SDG_15 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This class will provide students with opportunities to critically analyze and examine advanced knowledge of education content of secondary science education (biology).   
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Class Objectives
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Acquire the specialized contents of biology, logically recognize the current situation in biological teaching, and cultivate more advanced perspectives on biology and biological education for the development of biological teaching materials aimed at solving the issues.
In this lesson, students will develop the ability to conduct more advanced research related to biological education based on their biology expertise, with the theme of "commonness and diversity of living things" and "relationship between living things and the environment". 
Class Schedule Lesson1: Biodiversity (1); Plants
Lesson 2: Biodiversity (2); Microorganisms
Lesson 3: Biodiversity (3); Fungi
Lesson 4: Structure and function of plants (1); Organs
Lesson 5: Structure and function of plants (2); Cells
Lesson 6: Cell and energy (1); Photosynthesis
Lesson 7: Cell and energy (2); Respiration
Lesson 8: Gene and its function (1); DNA
Lesson 9: Gene and its function (2); Gene information
Lesson 10: Gene and its function (3); Synthesis of Protein
Lesson 11: Organisms and their environment (1); Homeostasis
Lesson 12: Organisms and their environment (2); Autonomic Nervous System and Endocrine System
Lesson 13: Organisms and their environment (3); Immunity
Lesson 14: Ecosystem diversity (1); Biome
Lesson 15: Ecosystem diversity (2); Conservation of ecosystem

Report submission to be required

Provides lectures on biological knowledge required for biology education, including the latest information. In particular, regarding taxonomic and ecological contents and relationship between environment and living creature, provides exposition with familiar examples and holds discussions.  
Specialized books, research articles.  
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(More Details) Textbook, handouts, voice material, image (video/PC/other image material)  
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Preparation and
Be prepared for the discussions that will take place in every lesson.  
Requirements To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the upper limit of the number of students in this class is 20. 
Grading Method Attendance status and reports.   
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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