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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course)
Lecture Code WKAX0950 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Sustainable Development in Education
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Sustainable Development in Education
クワヤマ ヒサシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri1-4:EDU L309
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Workshop, Discussion, and 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 International students and Japanese students
Keywords Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) 
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English-medium subject for short-term international exchange program 
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SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted by the 70th United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 mentions that we must “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. This course focuses on education sector to achieve SDGs under various political, economic and socio-cultural situations; and has the following two objectives: i) to understand the policy framework of international cooperation to realize SDGs comprehensively; and ii) to acquire higher-order skills to analyze inter-related issues in SDGs from multiple viewpoints. 
Class Schedule Lesson1: Introduction: Workshop on Sustainable Society
Lesson2: What is SDGs? Global Trends and Commitments for SDGs (1) (Lecture)
Lesson3: Global Trends and Commitments for SDGs (2) (Discussion)
Lesson4: What is ESD? Global Trends and Commitments for ESD (1) (Lecture)
Lesson5: Global Trends and Commitments for ESD (2) (Discussion)
Lesson6: Forming Student Groups, Target Areas and Purposes (Workshop and Discussion)
Lesson7: Japan’s Commitments for EFA (Lecture)
Lesson8: Japan’s Commitments for ESD (Lecture)
Lesson9: Group Presentation Based on Problem Analysis about society and education in each country (1)
Lesson10: Group Presentation Based on Problem Analysis about society and education in each country (2)
Lesson11: Follow-up Lecture (1)
Lesson12: Methods of Project Design and Evaluation (Lecture)
Lesson13: Group Presentation on Project Design (1)
Lesson14: Group Presentation on Project Design (2)
Lesson15: Follow-up Lecture (2) and Reflection

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Preparation/refrection are required before/after each class.  
Requirements The attendance by Japanese students are also welcome; but the credit could not be taken for them. 
Grading Method Participation and Contribution in Class Discussion (30%)
Summary Presentation (40%)
Term Paper (30%) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers) as a science and mathematics teacher (two years) in Ghana, and some international cooperation projects in education. Besides main body of the coursework, my personal and limited (but precious) experience would be shared in the class. 
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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