Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Doctoral Program)
Lecture Code NDD10220 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 教科教育学講究(自然システム教育学領域)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Research into Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Science Education)
ヨシドミ ケンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Mon1-2:*Faculty Office
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Exercise-oriented, Field work, Work 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Rocks, minerals, strata, meteorological observation, field observations 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This is a basic course of the Program in Science Education. The purpose of this course is for students to acquire the fundamental and basic skills for observations and experiments concerning earth science, and to cultivate the capabilities to examine and study the fundamental and basic content and methods concerning earth science through observations and experiments. This course also includes processing of earth science data using a computer.
Class Schedule lesson1: Course Overview and Safety Guidance

lesson2: Terrain and Topographic Map
lesson3: Strike and Dip
lesson4: Geologic map
lesson5: Geologic cross section
lesson6: Pseudo-fieldwork

lesson7: Observation of Rock Forming Minerals 1
lesson8: Observation of Rock Forming Minerals 2

lesson9: Observation of Rocks with Naked Eyes (igneous rock)

lesson10:Observation of Rocks with Naked Eyes (sedimentary rock)

lesson11:Observation of Rocks with Naked Eyes (metamorphic rock)
lesson12: Meteorological observation
lesson13: Creating a Meteorological Chart based on meteorological report
lesson14: Utilization of Computers
lesson15: Field Observation Practice of Rocks and Strata 
Textbooks will not be specified. Handouts will be distributed in class. Reference books will be introduced in class when needed 
PC or AV used in
Handouts, Voice (radio broadcasting). Movies ( PC/other image materials) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
It is important to consciously pay attention to familiar nature regularly. Students will be instructed what to observe and other assignments by the instructor. Students are expected to make observations by themselves accordingly. Please consider this course as an opportunity to think about the contents of teaching materials and experiment methods in junior high schools and high schools from the standpoint of a teacher who teach students experiments and observations.
Requirements "Special subject(science, earth science experiments( including utilization of computers))
It is desirable that students have taken Basic Knowledge of Earth Science.
There is a limit to the number of students who can take this course.
Required subject for students of the Program in Science Education."
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on the results of practical work in each lesson. Attendance is important as this course consists mainly of observations and experiments.
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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