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 WNEA0008 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Special Study (April 2022 Master's Students)
Subject Name
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Special Study (April 2022 Master's Students)
Instructor ISHIDA YOKO
イシダ ヨウコ
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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Online Class (thru zoom) starts from April 13. (Y&I Seminar).
Please ask your professor when and how your seminar starts. 
Credits 4.0 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_4, Basic Education, Inclusive Education, Gender Equality 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course aims at understanding major issues surrounding educational development and international cooperation in developing countries and related research results through reading relevant literature and discussions. It is expected to help the students find their own research topics and develop an overall research plan including research methods for writing a master’s thesis. It further equips students with presentation skills and develops attitudes for making constructive comments on others' presentation. 
Class Schedule 1st semester of 1st year:
1st session: orientation
2nd - 15th sessions: guidance on the steps to prepare a master thesis, students' presentation on their research progress and Q&A to improve the research methodology and outputs.
2nd semester of 1st year:
16th - 29th sessions: same as 2nd - 15th sessions mentioned above.
30th session: students will submit the output of the literature review and the field research plan to the academic supervisor.
1st semester of 2nd year:
1st - 14th sessions: guidance on the steps to prepare a master thesis, students' presentation on their research progress and Q&A for preparing the mid-term presentation.
15th session: students will submit the master thesis summary to the academic supervisor.
2nd semester of the 2nd year:
16th - 22th and 24th - 29th: same as in 1st - 14th
23rd session: students will submit the first master thesis draft to the academic supervisor.
30th session: students will submit the updated master thesis draft to the academic supervisor.
2nd semester of 2nd year:
16th - 22nd and 24th - 29th sessions: same as 1st - 14th sessions.

The Special Study Sessions will be held during the 3rd-4th periods on Wednesday in FY2020. The time schedule for FY2021 will be duly announced to the students. 
To be determined based on consultation with students, including for example:
S. Yamada (2016) Post-Education -for-All and Sustainable Development Paradigm. Bingley: Emerald.
Brown, C.A. (ed.) (2015) Globalization, International Education Policy and Local Policy Formation. Dordrecht : Springer.
Cheng, I-H. et al. (eds.) (2015) International Education Aid in Developing Asia - Policies and Practices. Singapore: Springer.
Fullan, Michael. G. (2007). The New Meaning of Educational Change, 4th 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 Presentation, proactive participation in discussions and initiatives to make the seminar useful. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Based on the 25-year experience of a development consultant, academic methodology and international cooperation practices will be taught. 
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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