Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NMR20260 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 幼児心理学特講
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Lecture on Child Psychology
スギムラ シンイチロウ,シミズ ヒサヨ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte:*To be announced.
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture & Seminar, Discussion, Student presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students  
Keywords play, cognitive development, social development, developmental disorders 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Provides overall lecture on development in early childhood, focusing on play, cognitive development, social development, developmental disorders. Not only introducing researches, discusses theories and methodologies including students, and considers how development should be understood. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 What is development ? What is early childhood ?
Lesson 2 The importance of play
Lesson 3 Theory of cognitive development 1
Lesson 4 Theory of cognitive development 2
Lesson 5 Development of spatial cognition 1
Lesson 6 Development of spatial cognition 2
Lesson 7 Development of numerical cognition 1
Lesson 8 Development of numerical cognition 2
Lesson 9 Developmental psychology
Lesson 10 Motor development
Lesson 11 Cognitive development
Lesson 12 Infant and child psychology
Lesson 13 Language development
Lesson 14 Behavior analysis
Lesson 15 Social and emotional development 
Course style (Students’ presentations and subsequent discussions-oriented)
PC or AV used in
Textbook, handouts, voice material, image (video/PC/other image material)  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
In order to have discussion, easy task is provided in advance. Work on that task proactively for active discussion in the class. 
Grading Method Students to be assessed by reports and presentations.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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