Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NXB1011 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Fundamental Knowledge for International Graduate Students in Education
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Fundamental Knowledge for International Graduate Students in Education
クワヤマ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Fri1-4:EDU L309
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and Discussion 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students International students and Japanese students
Keywords Education in Japan, Socio-Cultural Perspective on Education. SDG‗04 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
English-medium subject for short-term international exchange program 
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course is set mainly for those who join in short-term exchange programs at master's program level in Graduate School of Education. It aims at acquiring comprehensive understanding on education system and culture in Japan.  
Class Schedule Lesson1: Introduction to Education in Japan (Workshop on Education)
Lesson2: Outline of Education System in Japan
Lesson3: Educational Administration at the National and Local Levels in Japan
Lesson4: School Administration and Management in Japan
Lesson5: Teachers in Japan
Lesson6: School Visit (1)
Lesson7: Reflection on School Visit (1)
Lesson8: Outline of Curriculum and Textbook in Japan
Lesson9: Outline of School Subjects and Activities in Japan
Lesson10: Outlined History of Education in Japan
Lesson11: Cross-Cultural Perspective on Education in Japan
Lesson12: Lifelong Learning Society and Educational Reforms in Japan
Lesson13: School Visit (2)
Lesson14: Reflection on School Visit (2)
Lesson15: Wrap-up

Report Assingment 
Distributed in the Class 
PC or AV used in
Handouts and PC Projector 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Preparation/refrection are required before/after each class.  
Requirements The attendance by Japanese students are also welcome; but the credit could not be taken for them.  
Grading Method Participation and Contribution in Class Discussion (20%)
Reports in each class (50%)
Term Paper (30%) 
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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