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 International Education Development Program
Lecture Code WNE00301 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Non-formal Education
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Non-formal Education
Instructor MIWA CHIAKI
ミワ チアキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues1-4:IDEC 206
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, discussion, and student presentations. Zoom URL will be shown in the Bb9 course site.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students
Keywords SDG_04 
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within Educational
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Class Objectives
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This course focuses on Non-Formal Education (NFE), which has important implications in achieving the development agenda in developing and developed nations. The primary objectives of this course are: understanding the theoretical background and practices of NFE and discussing its significance and issues in the context of developing countries. The course is divided into three parts. The first part starts with the definition of NFE and explains its theoretical background. The second part provides an overview of the relations between NFE and the development agenda of developing and developed worlds from different perspectives. The third part analyses its significance and issues through various case studies. A successful completion of the course will enable students to 1) understand theories related to non-formal education, 2) explain relationships between NFE and the Development Agenda from different perspectives, and 3) apply the acquired knowledge and skills for subsector analysis of NFE in a given country. 
Class Schedule Part I: NFE and its theoretical background
 Session 1 Introduction, What is NFE?
 Session 2 Theories related to NFE 1: Andragogy
 Session 3 Theories related to NFE 2: Freire and Critical pedagogy
 Session 4 Theories related to NFE 3: Experiential learning and Situated learning
 Session 5 Theories related to NFE 4: Transformative learning
  Session 6 Theories related to NFE 5: Community participation in education
Part II: NFE and Development agenda
  Session 7 SDGs and NFE
  Session 8 Various approaches of NFE
 Session 9 Planning of NFE
 Session 10 Evaluation of NFE
  Session 11 Equivalency program
Part III: Significance and issues of NFE through case studies
  Session 12 NFE in Japan
 Session 13 Case study 1: Students' presentation
 Session 14 Case study 2: Students' presentation
 Session 15 Final wrap-up

A term-paper is due in Session 15. 
A detailed reading list will be provided in the first session, and copies of the materials are uploaded in Momiji when available. 
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Students are expected to have read the assigned readings before each session, and actively participate in discussions. For the 1st and the 2nd sessions, please visit the course site in Momiji beforehand, and download and read the relevant reading materials. 
Grading Method Participation in discussion (20%), Student presentation (20%), and Final-term paper (60%) 
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Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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