Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC603435 Subject Classification Courses for Professional Teaching
Subject Name 特別支援教育
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Needs Education
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,シンカイ アキラ,ウジマ カズヒト,アサオカ ヒロシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Mon5-8:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The 4th and 8th lessons will be conducted online (on-demand). 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Students outside the School of Education
Keywords SDG_04, Special needs education 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Result of the learning about "Knowledge, understanding A02" is expected. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course will provide basic knowledge about the meaning and system of special needs education and the actual conditions of infants and toddlers with special needs, and to deepen understanding of the considerations and devices required to support independent learning of infants and toddlers with special needs and the concept of curriculum organization. 
Class Schedule Lesson1: The philosophy of inclusive education and the significance and system of Special Needs Education(Kawai)
Lesson2: Supporting the learning of children with Autism and Emotional Disorders(Wakamatsu)
Lesson3: Supporting the learning of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder(Murakami)
Lesson4: Supporting the learning of children with speech and language disorder(Kawai)
Lesson5:  Supporting the learning of children with Intelectual disorder(Wakamatsu)
Lesson6:  Supporting the learning of children with Physical disability, health impairment(Funabashi)
Lesson7: Supporting the learning of children with Visual Impairment(Ujima)
Lesson8:Supporting the learning of children with Hearing Impairments(Hayashida)

There will be an exam in final class.The exam will be administered on Monday, July 3, in three sessions; we will set up the meeting on Teams, so please join us by 12:50. The exam will be administered in Microsoft Forms, with an explanation of the exam starting at 12:50 and the exam online from 12:55 to 13:25. Handouts and notes will be available for reference; please have your required PC available at the time of the exam as the exam will be administered using a PC.

Please make sure to prepare your PC to the exam. Lesson order is subject to change. 
Textbook: Foundations in Special Needs Education: Theory and Practice towards a New Era of Inclusion, Kitaohji Shobo
In addition, handouts will be distributed when needed. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, Audio materials, Movies(videos/PC/other image data) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson1-8: Review what you learned after every lesson, using handouts and lecture notebooks. 
Requirements This course corresponds to the 'understanding of  children with special needs' under the Core Curriculum for Teachers' License. 
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on attendance and exams. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Dr. Kawai who have experiences of working at public schools and university in the United States as a speech-language pathologist will have lesson 1 and 4.
Dr. Ujima who has worked for 12 years at a school for the blind will have lesson 7.
They introduce practical contents based on their experiences. 
Other A message and handouts for this course may be given through the message board of the Microsoft Teams. Make sure that you can receive information on the Teams. 
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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