Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code 8E000491 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name Japanese Experience of Human Development-Culture, Education, and Health[オンデマンド]
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Japanese Experience of Human Development-Culture, Education, and Health[On-Demand]
ババ タクヤ,シミズ キンヤ,タナカ ジュンコ,モリヤマ ミチコ,マハラジャン ケシャブ ラル,セキ コウキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Inte:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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On demand video Lecture 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Globalization/International cooperation studies
Eligible Students M1 students
Keywords Historical approach, Japanese experience 
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 discuss the issues of SDGs under the Guiding principles of Hiroshima University “Pursuit of Peace” and the long-term vision “Splendor Plan 2017”. The SDGs sets sustainability as a core of the global issues. Such a broad issue always involve many related issues. Resolution of one issue may produce another issue. It is important to consider cross-disciplinary approach and historical aspect. Also inclusiveness is an important principle of SDGs, and thus all countries, developed and developing countries, should collaborate to tackle these.
When considering these cross-disciplinary approach, history, and inclusiveness of development, Japanese experience of development provides an important case, because Japan, among non-European countries, is the first country which has become a member of OECD. Here, we can learn many points from the developing efforts whether they are success or failure. These efforts, including development assistance, are connected to Japanese society of today. On the other hand, Japan currently faces such new issues as rapid aging and depopulation. Thus this course discusses Japanese experience of human development from the above aspects. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance of the course
lesson2 Maharajan Keshav Lall “Japanese experience of development in Agriculture and Remote area”
lesson3 Koki Seki “Socio-cultural Aspect of Modernization of Japan: Focusing on the Transformation of Norm, Mentality, and Way of Living”
lesson4 Kinya Shimizu “A History of Education in Japan”
lesson5 Kinya Shimizu “Lesson Study in Japan: As a tool of PDSI in Japanese Education”
lesson6 Junko Tanaka “International cooperation and research collaboration in the field of public health”
lesson7 Michiko Moriyama "Healthcare system in Japan: its characteristics and history"
lesson8 Reflection
Edwin O. Reischauer (1964) "Japan : past and present"
Ruth Benedict (1954; 2010) "The chrysanthemum and the sword" 
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On demand video 
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Preparation and
Lesson 2 to Lesson 7, please read related materials and deliberate the issues posed during the lesson
Lesson 8 please reflect and deliberate the whole course and think of their implications toward his/ her own country context. 
Grading Method Mini report is to be submitted each of the 1st lesson to the 7th lesson and is evaluated accordingly (10 points per session x 7 sessions). The final score will be calculated based on the sum of the above points (The full score is 70 points). 
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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