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 WNE01001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Fundamental Theory of Practice in International Cooperation in Education 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,オオセコ マサヒロ,ババ タクヤ,マルヤマ タカオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-8:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, Discussions, and Presentations 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of 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
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Class Objectives
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This is one of the “must-take” courses for those who wish to work in international cooperation in the future and improve their logical thinking skills. The course aims to provide participants with opportunities to learn primary methods for planning international cooperation projects in education through community participation. In particular, the course focuses on Project Cycle Management (PCM), often employed in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating overseas assistance projects of the Japanese government. Understanding PCM will lay an essential foundation for future practices in international cooperation; for PDM, which is an output produced in a PCM process, is designed based on the “Logical Framework,” often used by many development agencies of overseas assistance. Upon completing 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 13 (Wed.) Course outline, What is a project? What is PCM?  (Miwa)
Session 2  April 13 (Wed.) Methods for participatory development and RRA/PRA, What is a project proposal?  (Miwa)
Session 3  April 20 (Wed.) Grouping, The case country, About the final outputs, etc.  (Miwa)
Session 4  April 20 (Wed.) Preparation for the group presentation (Understanding the country in question)  (Miwa)
Sessions 5-8  April 23 (Sat.) Intensive PCM workshop 1  (Oseko, Miwa)【Obligatory participation by online】
Sessions 9-12  April 24 (Sun.) Intensive PCM workshop 2  (Oseko, Miwa) 【Obligatory participation by online】
Sessions 13-14  May 11 (Wed.)  May 18 (Wed.) Preparation for the group presentation  (Miwa)
Sessions 15  May 25 (Wed.) Group presentation  (Baba, Maruyama, Miwa)
Session 16  May 25 (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
(More Details) Please check the Bb9 course site to know the Zoom URL. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Students should have read handouts and other reading materials before the classes. 
Requirements [IMPORTANT]  For registration of this course, students should meet the following two conditions: 1)  They should attend the intensive PCM workshop by online, all of the 8 sessions, held on the weekend of April 23 and 24, 2022; AND 2) They should 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 Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it International Cooperation, and project planning based on the PCM method. 
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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