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 WNE02001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Fieldwork Methodology in Educational Development
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Fieldwork Methodology in Educational Development
マキ タカヨシ,クサカベ タツヤ,ナカヤ アヤミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-8:IDEC 204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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・Class style: Online (two-way simultaneous)
・Tool: Zoom(https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87446702219?pwd=d0xtRXdBYjQ3Qk1qTkN5UytzVDNxZz09
Meeting ID: 874 4670 2219  Passcode: 042995)

・Start date of class: April 12 (Tue)
Lecture, field work practice, presentation, discussion 
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, Field work, Educaional development 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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Course Overview
The course aims to cultivate participants’ ability to design and conduct qualitative research in developing countries setting.
Achievement Goals
1. Participant is able to explain to others about the main/basic ideas/concepts of qualitative research methods.
2. Participant is able to design and execute qualitative research and writing qualitative research reports.
Class Schedule 1. April 12 (Nakaya, Kusakabe, Maki)
Introduction (Guidance on the course, making groups for literature review)
2. April 12 (Nakaya, Kusakabe, Maki)
Introduction of examples of research based on fieldwork.
3. April 19 (Nakaya)
Presentation and Discussion on Chapter 1&2&3 of the text
4. April 19 (Nakaya)
Presentation and Discussion on Chapter 4&5&6 of the text.
5. April 26 (Kusakabe, Maki)
Presentation and Discussion on Chapter 7&8 of the text.
6. April 26 (Kusakabe, Maki)
Presentation and Discussion on Chapter 9&10, and Group work for preparing the fieldwork plan
7. May 10(Kusakabe, Maki)
Fieldwork plan presentation
8. May 10 (Nakaya)
Fieldwork plan presentation
9. May 17 Hands-On Exercise (1) Observation/ Interview on campus
10. May 17 Hands-On Exercise (2) Observation/ Interview on campus
11. May 24 (Kusakabe, Maki)
Progress presentation of fieldwork
12. May 24 (Nakaya)
Progress presentation of fieldwork
13. May 31 Hands-On Exercise (3) Observation/ Interview on campus
14. May 31 Hands-On Exercise (3) Observation/ Interview on campus
15. June 7 (Nakaya, Kusakabe, Maki)
Final Presentation & Discussion

Presentation, Report 
1. Sharan B. Merriam, Elizabeth J. Tisdell (2015), Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation.
2. Uwe Flick (2015) Introducing Research Methodology: A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project, SAGE Publications Ltd; Second.
3. Michael Quinn Patton(2015)Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods: Integrating Theory and Practice,SAGE Publications, Inc; Fourth. 
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Preparation and
Lesson 3,4,5,6 :All students will be required to do the “essential reading” and presentation of the text. In addition, all students will be given responsibility for writing a brief memo summarizing points and questions in reading. These memos are to be shared in the class. 
Requirements This course welcomes students who will conduct qualitative research and who have high level of commitment. Moreover, the number of students will be strictly limited to 16 students to maintain the effectiveness of the course. 
Grading Method Grade for this course will be given based on a term paper (around 10 pages including tables, figures and references) to be submitted by the last session of the course. The term paper consists of all of your activities, research design, interviews, observations as well as presentations and its findings throughout of the 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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