Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year 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 WNB01551 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 自然システム教育学特別研究A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Study in Science Education A
タケシタ シュンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Tues11-12:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Presentation, discussion 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students Students of Science Education in Graduate School of Education
Keywords Biology education, teaching materials, taxonomy, ecology,biodiversity,SDG_04, SDG_15 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Aiming at writing a master's thesis, conducts teaching materials research including plant taxonomy and ecological contents.  
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
By understanding the educational goals of science and the qualities and abilities required of science teachers from multiple perspectives, and linking the learning content of science with the logic of natural science as the background, the specialization in science education and the natural sciences (physics, Acquire complementary skills in chemistry, biology, and geology. In addition, we will work on the development of learning materials and the design of learning activities assuming concrete lesson situations, and improve the knowledge and skills for effective learning material design. Through these, we aim to develop the ability to continuously address the issues of science education. Participants set research subjects related to the learning contents and learning activities in secondary science education, and work on solving the issues through research activities such as surveys of prior research and experiments, observations, and fieldwork. In addition, students will acquire the skills to develop the results into conference presentations and academic papers. In particular, guidance will be given mainly on the development of learning materials and learning programs for observation experiments on plants and microorganisms. 
Class Schedule Lesson1: Purpose and method
Lesson2: Review schedule
Lesson3: Collection of information on the contents of science (biological field), teaching methods, and learning materials
Lesson4: Analysis of research trends related to the content of science (biology field), teaching methods, and learning materials
Lesson5: Analysis of research methods related to the content of science (biology field), teaching methods, and learning materials
Lesson6: Extraction of issues related to the contents of science (biology field), teaching methods, and learning materials
Lesson7: Gather information about issues
Lesson8: Analysis of information on issues (1) Examination of issues to be explored
Lesson9: Analysis of information related to issues (2) Examination of methods to be explored
Lesson10: Discussion on issues and methods of inquiry
Lesson11: Setting issues and methods of inquiry
Lesson12: Pursuit of set issues 1 Survey / experiment
Lesson13: Pursuit of set issues 1 Data collection
Lesson14: Pursuit of set issues 1 Data analysis
Lesson15: Pursuit of set issues 1 Reflection

No final examination 
Handouts will be given appropriately. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, academic papers 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Individual advice to be provided according to the theme.
Read specialized books and academic theses related to your research theme thoroughly. 
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on commitment to their research, submitted thesis, and presentation. 
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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