Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
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 WNE02101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Local Curriculum Development
Subject Name
(Katakana)
チイキカリキュラムカイハツロン
Subject Name in
English
Local Curriculum Development
Instructor NAKAYA AYAMI
Instructor
(Katakana)
ナカヤ アヤミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds1-4:IDEC 204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Lecture, Discussion, Presentation 
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 IDEC master course students
Keywords Local curriculum, sustainable development, curriculum development 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Through the course, students will be able to:
-define what “local curriculum” is.
-understand the theory and concepts of local curriculum development.
-appreciate the benefits of local curriculum.
-point out the challenges and limitations of local curriculum development.
-describe and analyze the advantages and disadvantages from case studies of local curriculum development in many countries.
-make a local curriculum development proposal  
 
Class Schedule lesson1 What is local curriculum –definition, types of education-
lesson2 Examine the uniqueness and challenges of local curriculum
       -a case of Japan-: Local contents in National curriculum/Text book
lesson3 Examine the uniqueness and challenges of local curriculum
        –a case of Japan: Integrated period of study
lesson4  Examine the uniqueness and challenges of local curriculum
        –a case of Indonesia: Local contents in National Curriculum/Text book
lesson5  Examine the uniqueness and challenges of local curriculum
        –a case of Indonesia: Muatan Lokal -
lesson6 How to develop the local curriculum(1): analyze issues and needs in local areas, curriculum development and management
lesson7 Examine the uniqueness and challenges of local curriculum
        –a case of U.K 1 -
lesson8 Examine the uniqueness and challenges of local curriculum
        –a case of U.K 2-
lesson9 Examine the uniqueness and challenges of local curriculum
        –a case of Zambia 1 -
lesson10 Examine the uniqueness and challenges of local curriculum
        –a case of Zambia 2-
lesson11 How to develop the local curriculum(2): How to investigate the issues in national curriculum, investigate the local needs and develop local curriculum
lesson12 Presentation of local curriculum development proposal
lesson13 Presentation of local curriculum development proposal
lesson14 Presentation of local curriculum development proposal
lesson15 Presentation of local curriculum development proposal 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Amy B. Demarest(2015),Place-Based Curriculum Design, Routledge.
William Evabans and Jonathan Savage(2015), Developing a Local Curriculum, Routledge.
Ricarda Motschilnig(2011), Indigenous Knowledge and Localised Curriculum in Zambia, VDM.
NAKAYA, A. (1995), A Study of “Muatan Lokal” in Indonesian Education: Regulation between National Culture and Ethnic Culture (in Japanese), Japanese Comparative Education, Vol. 21, pp. 73-82. Toushindou.
NAKAYA, A. (2004), Muatan Lokal for the Local Community: A Study of Life and Environment Education Subjects in Jakarta—PLKJ, Pacific Asian Education, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 38-48.
KIRIN SAHASEWIYON(2004), Working locally as a true professional: case studies in the development of local curriculum through action research in the context of Thai schools, Educational Action Research, Volume 12, Number 4.
Sarah E. Wither(2001), Local Curriculum Development: A case study, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14,2001).
Peter F. Oliva (2005), Developing the Curriculum (sixth edition), Pearson Edication.
Kurt D. Squire (2003), DESIGNED CURRICULUM AND LOCAL CULTURE, Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/sce.10084
Adelaide Dhorsan Æ Albertina Moreno Chachuaio(2008),The local curriculum in Mozambique: the Santa Rita Community School in Xinavane,Prospects 38:199–213(Published online: 20 January 2009, UNESCO IBE 2009)
*Other reading materials will be introduced by the instructor.
 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) Mainly computer 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Students are expected to read the articles beforehand.
For the final presentation, students needs to search problems in the local area concerned, and making proposal during the term and prepare the presentation.
Students should rewrite and submit their Local curriculum development proposal based on the discussion. 
Requirements  
Grading Method Active attitude in the class 40%
Local curriculum development presentation 30%
Final report 30%  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
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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