Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC230412 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 木材活用概論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Woodworking
キムラ アキタカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Thur1-4:EDU L208
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented, Discussion and Student presentation. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Wood, Forest, Processing, CN, SDG_13, SDG_15. 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Secondary School Technology and Information Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Having knowledge of woodwork 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this course is to learn the basics knowledge of forest, wood, its properties and wood processing. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Orientation.
lesson2: Past, Present and Future of Wood Use.
Classification and Function of Forest.
lesson3: Forest Resources of Japan and the World.
lesson4: Tree Species, Characteristics and Use of Wood.
Histology of Wood.
lesson5: Physical Properties of Wood.
lesson6: Mechanical Properties of Wood.
lesson7: Type, Characteristics and Use of Wood‐Based Materials. Current Status and Issues of Woody Biomass.
lesson8: Sturdy Structure.
Comparison of Wood and Other Materials.
lesson9: Wooden Products.
Manufacturing Process.
lesson10: Wood Marking.
Production Practice 1: Wood Marking.
lesson11: Wood Cutting: Principles of the Process.
lesson12: Wood Cutting: Various Processing Methods (Cut).
Production Practice 2: Wood Cutting.
lesson13: Wood Cutting: Various Processing Methods (Shave, Others).
Production Practice 3: Wood Shaving.
lesson14: Wood Assembly and Painting.
Production Practice 4: Wood Assembly and Painting.
lesson15: Production Practice 5: Other Processing .

Quizzes, Reports. 
【Reference book】
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
It is desirable that students prepare and review the lesson in reference to the Class Schedule. 
Requirements None. 
Grading Method Students will be comprehensively assessed by behavior in class (15%), quizzes (45%) and reports (40%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Bring a PC. 
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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