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 WNEA0007 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Special Study (April 2022 Master's Students)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Study (April 2022 Master's Students)
ヨシダ カズヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  Year
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Year) Inte:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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The seminar will use the Face-to-Face mode in principle, unless the situation requires otherwise. Presentation by students, discussions and group work.
Presentation by students, discussions and group work 
Credits 4.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students D1 students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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This seminar aims at deepening the understanding of major issues surrounding educational development and international cooperation in developing countries and related research results through reading relevant literature and discussions. Students will develop critical reading skills, take initiatives in leading discussions, and advance one's research plan including research methods for writing a doctoral thesis. 
Class Schedule This seminar includes the following activities:
(1) Reading major academic literature and discussing main issues;
(2) Developing a research plan and related work; and
(3) Presentation of a research plan/progress by students and critical discussions for the benefit of presenters and all

Group discussion and presentation will be used regularly.
To be determined based on consultation with students, including for example:
Suter, L.E. et al. (2019) The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Studies in Education. London: SAGE.
Fullan, M. (2015) The New Meaning of Educational Change (5th Ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.
Cummings, William K. and Williams, James H. (eds.) (2005) Policy-Making for Education Reform in Developing Countries. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Education. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Powerpoint or other presentation methods, written handouts. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are requested to read the specified reading documents and circulate discussion issues well in advance of the seminar (two days before). 
Grading Method Attendance, presentation, proactive participation and leadership in discussions and initiatives to make the seminar useful for all. 
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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