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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 67102001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 持続可能な開発と教育
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Sustainable Development and Education
クワヤマ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds1-4:IAS K107
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture, Workshop, Discussion, and Presentation 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students 1st year students (both international and Japanese students)
Keywords Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
This course is one of common disciplinary subjects to acquire comprehensive understanding of global-local issues from a perspective of education by learning about SDGs as common knowledge in a globalizing society.  
Expected Outcome(1) To understand the basic concept and framework of SDGs; (2) To acquire view points of education on the diversity of political, economical and socio-cultural contexts and the complexity of issues in a globalizing society, and (3) To enhance interest in and willingness to inquiry-based learning for finding finding the potential solution of the issue.  
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted by the 70th United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 mentions that we must “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. This course aims at comprehensive understanding on the essential role of education to achieve SDGs under various political, economic and socio-cultural situations in the world.  
Class Schedule Lesson1: Introduction (Workshop on Sustainable Society)
Lesson2: What is SDGs? Global Trends and Commitments for SDGs (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson3: Various aspects on SD and Education (1) Economics and Environment (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson4: Various aspects on SD and Education (2) Health and Social Welfare (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson5: Various aspects on SD and Education (3) Conflict and Peace (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson6: Various aspects on SD and Education (4) Culture and language(Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson7: Present Status of ESD Target 4 (Education) (1) Basic Education, and ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson8: Present Status of ESD Target 4 (Education) (2) Higher Education, and TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson9: Theme-Group Discussion and Work
Lesson10: Various aspects on Inclusive Education (1) Poverty, and Gender (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson11: Various aspects on Inclusive Education (2) Cultural/Language Minority, and Special Needs Education (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson12: Case Study (1) International Cooperation in Education (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson13: Case Study (2) Sustainable Development in Community and Leaning (Lecture and Discussion)
Lesson14: Theme-Group Presentation (1)
Lesson15: Theme-Group Presentation (2)

Report Assingment 
UNESCO. (2016). Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All. Global Education Monitoring Report. Paris, France: UNESCO. (to be downloaded by UNESCO Digital Library, https://unesdoc.unesco.org/home)
Kitamura, Y. et al. (2019). Education in SDGs Era: Quality Learning Opportunity for All. Okayama, Japan: Gakubunsha. (in Japanese)
Other materials will be 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 All those who major not only in education but also other academic field are most welcome for multiple perspectives on society and education.
Instruction language is mainly English. However, if necessary, Japanese would be partly available.  
Grading Method Participation and Contribution in Class Discussion (30%)
Summary Presentation (40%)
Term Paper (30%) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it I joined in JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers) as a science and mathematics teacher (two years) in Ghana, West Africa, was involved in some international cooperation projects in education. Besides main body of the coursework, my personal and limited (but precious) experience would be shared in the class.  
Message I expect students with various background to learn about sustainable development and education autonomously and collaboratively. I hope they not only deepen their own focal points in learning, but also listen to and exchange ideas with others. Reflecting upon themselves, their own country and local community, they will be able to be engaged and committed to others and society.  
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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