Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (Master)
Lecture Code X0010902 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 高等教育交流論演習
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Seminar on Higher Education and International Exchange
Instructor HOTTA TAIJI
ホッタ タイジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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(Online by ZOOM) Starts from April 10th. Lecture, Discussion, Presntations by Students 
Credits 2.0 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 Year 1 students of master's program, First semester
Keywords Development theories and qualitative and quantitative research methods,  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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This course intends to improve 1) basic knowledge about theories and issues of educational development, 2) writing skill to produce a thesis, and 3) knowledge about Education in Japan.
Class Schedule Introduction (Reading assignment: Development theory)
Basic Knowledge about Japanese Education

Educational Development Theory  (Modernization & Dependency Theory I)
Educational Development Theory  (Modernization & Dependency Theory II)
Educational Development Theory (Human Capital and Globalization)
Educational Theory (others)
Research Method-chapter 1
Research Method-chapter 2
Research Method-chapter 3
Research Method-chapter 4
Research Method-chapter 5
Research Method-chapter 6
Research Method-chapter 7
Academic Writing Style (Organization, Outline of Thesis and Citation)
Students’ outline of one's own thesis
Final Discussion

Term paper: There will be one term paper (Around 10 pages long paper with appropriate references) for this class evaluation. The paper is expected to be written in English or Japanese and have to use a formal citation style. This term paper is your proposal of thesis.

Assignments: All participants are required to present summary of reading materials with appropriate handouts。
Xeroxed materials will be distributed by the instructor prior to the class. All students are expected to read the assigned reading material prior to the lecture.

Attendance and class participation: All students are expected to attend all classes and actively participate in class discussion.

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(More Details) Text, hand-out 
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Preparation and
Read all reading assignments prior to the classes 
Grading Method Grading:
Presentations 30%
(Writing Project) Final Paper 60%
Attendance and class participation 10%

S 100-90%
A 89-80%
B 79-70%
C 69-60%
D BELOW 59% (Fail)
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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