Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC134706 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別支援学校教育実習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Teaching Practice in Special Needs Schools
ワカマツ アキヒコ,モリ マユ,ハヤシダ マサシ,フナバシ アツヒコ,カワイ ノリムネ,ムラカミ リエ,オオモリ マリコ,シンカイ アキラ,チェンバース ダイアン,ウジマ カズヒト,アサオカ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Teaching practice (Exercises) 
Credits 3.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Students of Faculty of Education Cluster 1, Program in Special Needs School Teacher Education
Keywords Special needs school, teaching practice, SDG_04 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Result of the learning about "Ability, skill 3,4" is expected. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Special Support School Teacher Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・Being able to acquire the practical methods of compensating disabilities and necessary accommodations according to characteristics of disabilities.
・Being able to acquire the ability of guiding method for encouraging students with disability to learn and the ability of making and utilizing method of teaching materials and aids for them to learn effectively. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This is teaching practice for students who will obtain a teaching certificate for special-needs-school teaching. The purpose of this course is for the students to acquire qualities and skills needed to be a special-needs-school teacher, by learning how a teaching plan is designed, how teaching materials and tools are used, and how instructions are give in special needs schools, and also for the students to deepen their understanding of children with visual impairments, with hearing impairments, with intellectual disabilities, with physical disabilities, and with health impairments, through interactions with infants and school children there.  
Class Schedule Advance guidance: Check schedule for practice
Advance guidance: Confirming the significance and purpose of teaching practice, setting goals, creating related documents, reviewing lifestyle habits, and maintaining and managing physical condition
Advance guidance: Check items related to the use of SNS, etc.
Advance guidance: Improve the accuracy of lesson study (pre-examination and sharing of pillars for research discussions)
Advance guidance: Confirming manners and common sense as a working adult (with external lecturer)
Advance guidance: Confirmation of matters related to service and work, the significance and method of reporting, communication and consultation
Visiting guidance: Meeting with assigned school
Check service discipline and work style at assigned schools
Assessment the actual conditions of children
Creating a teaching plan for the class in charge
Taking charge of class
Creating and submitting practice records
Implementation of research classes and consultation
Organize and summarize practice records
Subsequent guidance: Retrospective and report on the contents of practical training, advice to juniors 
Understand what you hear in the orientation and what is written in the message board well. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) In accordance with what is used at the school of your teaching practice. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
This is a teaching practice under the Teachers License Law. Please be aware that you are a ‘ teacher’ for school children. 
Requirements The teaching practice in the areas of intellectual impairments, physical disabilities and health impairments will be held in the university-affiliated Shinonome Elementary School or Junior High School and the prefectural (municipal) special needs school. If you are absent from the orientation and the advance guidance during the summer break, you may be denied the teaching practice. Please check bulletin board posting. 
Grading Method Students will be evaluated comprehensively based on preparation for teaching, teaching skills, student guidance, and commitment to research.  
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Dr. Kawai has experiences of working at public schools and university in the United States as a speech-language pathologist.
Dr. Ujima has worked for 12 years at a school for the blind.
They introduce practical contents based on their experiences during students' practice at the Special Needs Education Schools and the Special Classes. 
Other Information of teaching practice is performed by the information boards and web site (My Momiji). Be sure to check them.
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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