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 WNB32500 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 環境・社会と学習材デザイン基礎研究(理科)a
Subject Name
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Basic Course in Teaching Material Design for Environment and Society (Science) a
ヤマサキ ヒロフミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri5-8:EDU C320
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Exercise, student presentations, outdoor training 
Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords SDG_11,SDG_15 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Consideration based on specific examples of contemporary issues in the relationship between the global environment and human society, such as "conservation of the natural environment", "sustainable use of global resources", and "prediction and response to natural disasters", and cultivate the ability to research scientifically to solve problems. In particular, using the keywords of region, diversity, time axis, and circulation, we collect and analyze information essential for scientific research through literature surveys, fieldwork, and laboratory experiments on the benefits and risks of nature. Clarify the basic knowledge, skills, and logic to design an exploratory learning material based on it. 
Class Schedule 1: Orientation: Purpose and method of this class
2 Features of learning contents about geology and regional geology
3 Academic background (1) Stratigraphy
4: (2) Regional geology
5: Methodology for design and development of learning materials
6: Learning activity and learning material (1) Characteristics and principle of learning material
7: (2) Features of learning program
8: Features of learning contents about Quaternary studies
9: Academic background (1) Earth history
10: (2) Climate Change and Sea Level
11: (3) Paleo-topography, paleo-environment, and ongoing geological phenomenon
12: Methodology for design and development of learning materials
13: Learning activities and learning materials (1) Features and principles of learning materials
14: (2) Characteristics of learning programs
15: Summary: Creating discussions and reports

final exam / report 
The latest literature in each field. In addition, appropriate reference books will be introduced as needed in the lecture.
PC or AV used in
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Organize the content of each session from the viewpoint of the relationship between the natural environment (geological environment) and human society. 
Grading Method Comprehensive evaluations are made based on regular examinations (sometimes as reports: 80%) and the status of class activities (including questions and answers: 20%). 
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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