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 International Education Development Program
Lecture Code WNE01001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 教育協力実践基礎論Ⅰ
Subject Name
キョウイクキョウリョクジッセンキソロン I
Subject Name in
Fundamental Theory of Practice in International Cooperation in Education I
ミワ チアキ,ナムラ アヤコ,ババ タクヤ,シミズ キンヤ,マルヤマ タカオ,ヤギ エリコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-8:IDEC 203,IDEC 206,IDEC 508
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Online, Starting from April 15 (Wed.), Using either Zoom or Teams along with Bb9, Lectures, Discussions, and Presentations 
Credits 2 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  
Keywords SDG_04, Project proposal, Project Cycle Management, Group discussions, Logical thinking 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
   The purpose of this course is to provide participants with opportunities to learn some methods for planning international cooperation projects in education through community participation. In particular, the course focuses on the method of Project Cycle Management (PCM), often employed in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating overseas assistance projects of the Japanese government. Understanding PCM will lay an important foundation for future practices in international cooperation, since PDM, an output produced in a PCM process, was designed on the basis of “Logical Framework,” often used by many development agencies of overseas assistance.
   Upon a successful completion of this course, participants will acquire the following knowledge and skills: 1) Understanding methods for planning an international cooperation project in education; 2) Understanding the significance of participatory development; and 3) Being able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the PCM method in comparison with other participatory planning methods. 
Class Schedule Session 1  April 15 (Wed.) Course outline, What is a project? What is PCM?  (Miwa)
Session 2  April 15 (Wed.) Methods for participatory development and RRA/PRA, What is a project proposal?  (Miwa)
Session 3  April 22 (Wed.) Grouping, The case country, About the final outputs, etc.  (Miwa)
Session 4  April 22 (Wed.) Preparation for the group presentation (Understanding the country in question)  (Miwa)
Sessions 5-8  April 25 (Sat.) Intensive PCM workshop 1  (Yagi, Namura, Miwa)【Obligatory participation by online】
Sessions 9-12  April 26 (Sun.) Intensive PCM workshop 2  (Yagi, Namura, Miwa) 【Obligatory participation by online】
Sessions 13-14  May 13 (Wed.)  May 20 (Wed.) Preparation for the group presentation  (Miwa)
Sessions 15  May 27 (Wed.) Group presentation  (Baba, Shimizu, Maruyama, Miwa)
Session 16  May 27 (Wed.) Reflections on the group presentation, a quiz, etc.  (Miwa)

A quiz will be given in Session 16.

A detailed schedule of the course will be provided in Session 1. 
Handouts and/or reading materials will be provided whenever available. 
PC or AV used in
A computer and a projector for presentation  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students should use handouts and other reading materials for reviewing and preparing for the next classes. 
Requirements [IMPORTANT]  For registration of this course, students should meet the following two conditions: 1)  They will be able to attend the intensive PCM workshop by online, all of the 8 sessions, held on the weekend of April 25 and 26, 2020; AND 2) They will take the "Fundamental Theory of Practice in International Cooperation in Education II" of the same academic year.
[LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS] The number of participants will be limited to 18. The first priority is given to 2nd-year Master's students, and the rest will be drawn at random.
Grading Method Participation in discussion (20%), Quiz (20%) , and Group presentation (60%)  
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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