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 Educational Sciences Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program
Lecture Code WNB17502 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ラボラトリーラーニングデザイン研究(理科)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Study in Laboratory Learning Design (Science)
ウメダ タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte:EDU C111
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
【More Details】
Exercise-oriented, discussion, student presentations 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Physics Education, Active Learning  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
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Course Themes and Objectives
The goal is to understand the characteristics and significance of laboratory learning activities in secondary science education, and to develop practical skills to create effective learning activities utilizing the learning space of the laboratory.
Class Outline.
The students will select a theme of demonstration experiments and student experiments for the purpose of learning basic conceptual understanding in secondary education science (physics), either individually or in groups. After grasping the current situation and problems related to the theme based on the literature survey, etc., the students will plan a study activity plan for the laboratory, present the content, and discuss it with all the students. Based on the results of these discussions, the development of learning materials and their application to learning activities will be examined, and specific learning activity strategies will be established. The purpose of this course is to evaluate and reflect on the significance of the learning activities through the analysis of the results of the trials with the students. Through this class, students aim to improve their practical ability to design effective learning activities using the laboratory as a learning space.
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Orientation: Objectives and methods of this lecture
Lesson 2: Selecting a theme and developing a plan for developing learning activities
Lesson 3: Reviewing the content and research trends of the theme
Lesson 4: Planning of Learning Activity Plan
Lesson 5: Presentation and discussion of the proposed study activity
Lesson 6: Research on the development of teaching materials (1): Determination of research methods
Lesson 7: Research on the development of teaching materials (2): Conducting basic experiments
Lesson 8: Research on the development of teaching materials (3): Analysis and discussion of experimental results
Lesson 9: Establishment of learning activities
Lesson 10: Presentation and discussion of the content of the established learning activities
Lesson 11: Trial and evaluation of learning activities (1): Implementation of learning activities
Lesson 12: Trial and evaluation of learning activities (2): Analysis of trial results
Lesson 13: Trial and evaluation of learning activities (3): Effectiveness verification based on analysis results
Lesson 14: Presentation and discussion on the results of the implemented learning activities
Lesson 15: Preparation and submission of experiment books and instructional materials on the developed learning activities

There will be no regular examinations. 
Isozaki, T. (2014) "Teacher Education Course, Volume 15: Secondary Science Education", Kyodo Publishing
Appropriate reference books, etc. will be introduced in the lecture as appropriate.
PC or AV used in
Textbooks and handouts 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Be prepared to give a presentation using PowerPoint or whiteboard. 
Grading Method It will be judged comprehensively on the basis of its own efforts and achievements in the development of its own learning activities (70%) and its contribution to the efforts of other students in the development of their learning activities (30%). 
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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