Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Doctoral Program)
Lecture Code NDC20202 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別支援教育学特別研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Advance 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) Mon5-6:*Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Students' case study report and discussion, and learn the process for writing and presenting a thesis

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 Students of Doctoral Program in Learning and Curriculum Development, Graduate School of Education
Keywords Special needs education, Spoken language pathology, Method of study, Thesis writing
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Each student is to make a presentation on research cases, research trend, and results of research, in the fields of special support pedagogy or spoken language pathology, and discuss. Moreover, students not only discuss the various research contents and methods of research, but also actually re-summarize a master's thesis and publish the paper in a refereed academic journal, and learn the paper writing procedure as researchers. Thereby students will acquire understanding and skills necessary for writing a doctoral dissertation.
Class Schedule lesson 1Guidance How to take a course, Schedule

lesson 2 Report and discussion on study cases. (Special needs education system)

lesson 3 Study case report and discussion (education for speech disorder)

lesson 4 Study case report and discussion (phonological/articluation disorder)

lesson 5 Discussion and report on previous research(Language developlmental disorder)

lesson 6 Discussion and report on previous research(autism)

lesson 7 Discussion and report on previous research(vocal impairment)

lesson 8 Discussion and report on previous research(higher cerebral dysfunction)

lesson 9 Discussion and report on previous research(mental deficiency)

lesson 10 Discussion and report on previous research(developmental disorder)

lesson 11 Discussion and report on previous research(The system of Tuukyuu, one of the types of special needs education.)

lesson 12 Meta-research on special needs education

lesson 13 Reviewing the research methods

lesson 14 The limitation of research

lesson 15 Review and presentation

Presentation materials. Contribution to discussions.
Instruction will be given appropriately
PC or AV used in
(More Details) "Presentation using PC and a projector is available. Students are expected to utilize those tools
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
"The presenter in each class should read necessary documents beforehand in presentation of study subject, study trend, study plan, and the result of analysis.
After the presentation, you should gather necessary materials for more understanding and modification of plan and result, and deepen your understanding of your study subject for the next class. Students except the presenter should investigate unknown points and questions about the contents of each class. "
Grading Method You should attend this class after understanding that you are requested to make much work and effect such as contributing a thesis to an academic journal and, of course, acquiring ability of critical reading on a dissertation.    
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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