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 WNE01501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Theory and Practice of Curriculum and Instruction
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Theory and Practice of Curriculum and Instruction
ナカヤ アヤミ,ババ タクヤ,シミズ キンヤ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds1-4:IDEC 203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Lesson video watching, Discussion, Students' Presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students IDEC Graduate Students
Keywords Class obesevationLesson study, Lesson observation, Science experiment, mathematical activities, Social Studies teaching and learning 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
 Through this course, the students are expected to learn the theory of student-centered learning and points of lesson observation and acquire more practical and concrete knowledge about developing lesson plan through observing the lesson videos and discussion. This course covers the science, mathematics and social studies. Finally, students will make a final lesson plan of science or mathematics or social studies in group and practice “a lesson study”. The class format will be determined by the corona situation. 
Class Schedule lesson 1 Guidance, Theory on child-centered lesson and the points of lesson observation (Nakaya)
lesson 2 The first Lesson Video Observation (Social Studies)(Nakaya)
lesson 3  Summary and discussion on the Lesson Video (Social Studies) (Nakaya)
lesson 4 Instruction how to create Lesson Plan for Social Studies (Nakaya)
lesson 5  Lesson Video Observation (Mathematics) (Baba)
lesson 6  Lesson Video Observation (Mathematics)(Baba)
lesson7 Summary and discussion on the Lesson Video (Mathematics) (Baba)
lesson 8 How to create Lesson Plan for Mathematics (Baba)
lesson 9 Lesson Video Observation (Science) (Shimizu)
lesson 10 Lesson Video Observation (Science) (Shimizu)
lesson 11 Summary and discussion on the Lesson Video (Shimizu)
lesson 12 How to create Lesson Plan for Science (Shimizu)
lesson 13 Group Presentation of lesson plan and discussion(Baba)
lesson 14 Group Presentation of lesson plan and discussion (Shimizu)
lesson 15 Group Presentation of lesson plan and discussion (Nakaya)

Final report:Theme: Implication of Lesson Study for own country.
A4 3-4 pages (600-800 words)
Contents: 1) Literate review of teaching and learning issues in your countries.
2) What you learned from this class for improving your country’s teaching and learning.
Submission: By Feb.8, To TA

*It depends on the situation of COVID 19 if we can go to elementary school for lesson observation. 
Textbooks will be not used in this course. Instead, handouts will be used. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Reference materials, Lesson Video 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Watching the lesson video repeatedly is to strengthen observation ability and insight of lesson. 
Requirements During the first week, there will be general explanation about the whole course, and so the possible students are expected to attend the lecture.  
Grading Method ・Attitudes will be evaluated in terms of participation.
・Students are required to submit a report on lesson observation four times and the report will be evaluated in term of how they grasp the perspectives of observation.
・The final lesson study by group and individual report will be evaluated.
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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