Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctoral Course) Division of Educational Sciences Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program
Lecture Code WNDD0054 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Research in Special Topics
ハタサ ユキコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Thur1-2:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 22 : Language Education
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Japanese
Eligible Students Selective compulsory subject for students in Japanese language education
Keywords Thesis, research method, educational research, SLA  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Students enrolled in this course is expected to conduct a research project on second language acquisition of Japanese and write a research paper. 
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Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To develop an in-depth understanding of literature in the second language acquisition and Japanese language education, to plan and conduct a research project that is worth presenting in a conference.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation
lesson2 Setting overall research goal.
lesson3 Critical review of literature 1
lesson4 Critical review of literature 2
lesson5 Critical review of literature 3
lesson6 Forming research questions and selecting research method
lesson7 Research method
lesson8 Pilot study
lesson9 Refining research method
lesson10 Main study 1
lesson11 Main study 2
lesson12 Data aAnalysis
lesson13 Data analysis and discussion
lesson14 Discussion and conclusion
lesson15 Preentation 
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Preparation and
Read research papers critically in order to show the significance of your research questions.  Summarize and analyze them using your own words. Plagiarism is prohibited.  
Grading Method Research presentation 50%
Research paper 50%
Plagiarism will result in the failure in this course. 
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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