Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Psychology Program
Lecture Code WMC21000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 幼児心理学観察演習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Seminar on Observational Method in Child Psychology
スギムラ シンイチロウ,シミズ ヒサヨ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte:EDU B516
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Seminar-oriented, Discussion, Student presentation 
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) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students  
Keywords Child, development, research method, observation, spatial perception 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Provides better understanding on young children and childcare by observing young children and teacher’s behavior at kindergarten attached to Hiroshima University, gathering data, analyzing/considering such data. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Guidance
Lesson 2 Preliminary observation(1)
Lesson 3 Preliminary observation(2)
Lesson 4 Narrow down a theme
Lesson 5 Main observation(1)
Lesson 6 Main observation(2)
Lesson 7 Main observation(3)
Lesson 8 Main observation(4)
Lesson 9 Interim presentation
Lesson 10 Main observation(5)
Lesson 11 Main observation(6)
Lesson 12 Main observation(7)
Lesson 13 Main observation(8)
Lesson 14 Main observation(9)
Lesson 15 Final presentation 
Textbooks to be indicated in the class.  
PC or AV used in
Textbook, Handouts,image (video/PC/other image material) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
As observation is the key during the class time, summarize the observation record after the class and look back observation on that day. Also, it’s important to specify the scope of observation and read relevant documents as required to think about meaning of observation results. 
Grading Method Students to be comprehensively assessed by observation records and reports.   
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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