Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC606421 Subject Classification Courses for Professional Teaching
Subject Name 教職実践演習(中・高)
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Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
スズキ アキコ,イマカワ シンジ,マツバラ キミノリ,ムラカミ カオリ,スギタ ヒロタカ,トミナガ ミホコ,ナガタ リョウタ,モリタ アイコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Mon9-10:EDU K109
Lesson Style   Lesson Style
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Practice or Exercise-oriented, Discussion, Student presentation, Group activity 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students 4th year students interested in becoming teacher candidates (required course)
Keywords Qualifications and abilities required for teaching profession, "8 Standards of teaching qualifications in Hiroshima University Teacher Training course", Portofolio for teaching certificate  
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 Japanese Language Education
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・With regard to secondary education and Japanese education in secondary education, to be able to effectively summarize research related to education, contents, and practice. Also, to be able to communicate with an audience by delivering easy-to-understand presentations that summarize the research outcome and arguments. (Presentation ability)
・To work on research or practical activities concerning secondary education and "Japanese language education", showing ability as a member of a team (project-like activity). Also, to be aware of problems, to consider, to research, and to solve problems as a group or a team. (Socially and cooperatively) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course is designed to have the students to reach the required standards explained below.
① Having enough knowledge and skills regarding the contents of the subjects
② Being able to make a teaching plan based on the integrated understanding  of "learning" and "development"
③ Being able to conduct a practical lesson based on the knowlede of teaching materials and teaching techniques
④ Being able to evaluate students' development and learning
⑤ Being able to instruct students on the basis of understanding and reliable relations with them
⑥ Having enough knowledge of school management.
⑦ Having basic knowledge on school and education-related matters
⑧ Having qualities and abilities necessary for educators (such as "sense of responsibility", "educational affection", "interpersonal relationship")
These 8 standards are categorised into four sections: "Contents of the subjects(①)", "Teaching methods and techniques (②~④)", "Student counseling and class and school management (⑤~⑦)", "Qualities and abilities as an educator(⑧)".  
This course is composed of two main phases; "reflections" and "follow-up" In the reflection phase, students are to reflect their current achievement level referring to each standard based on their “teaching certificate portfolio” (results of their learning in the teaching training course). In the follow-up phase, they work out various activities to reach the required standards: listening to the expertise, doing exercised or practices, making teaching plans, conduct micro/demo teaching, doing debates or discussion.
Class Schedule lesson 1: Orientation 1 and portfolio working 1: Understand the overall course flow and "abstract portfolio"
lesson 2: Reflection referring to standards 5 and 6
lesson 3: Reflection referring to standard 7
lesson 4: Follow-up activities and feedback referring to standards 5, 6 and 7(by rotation)
lesson 5: Follow-up activities and feedback referring to standards 5, 6 and 7(by rotation)
lesson 6: Orientation 2 (in each subject group), Reflection referring to standard 1 and portfolio working 2:Understand the subject-based group work and write a first draft on "teaching philosophy"
lesson 7:Follow-up 1 on Criteria 1 (subject instruction content: clothing life) and Criteria 2, 3 and 4 (subject instruction method)
lesson8:Follow-up 1 on Criteria 1 (subject instruction content: eating habits) and Criteria 2, 3 and 4 (subject instruction method)
lesson9: Follow-up 1 on Criteria 1 (subject instruction content: living life) and Criteria 2, 3 and 4 (subject instruction method)
lesson10: Follow-up 1 on Criteria 1 (subject instruction content: life planning / family life) and Criteria 2, 3 and 4 (subject instruction method)
lesson11: Microteaching(teacher performance)
lesson12: Review of microteaching and explanation of the main points of fieldwork
lesson13: Fieldwork
lesson 14: Follow-up activities and feedback referring to standard 8 and portfolio working 3: Write the final draft on "teaching philosophy"
lesson 15: Follow-up activities and feedback referring to standard 8 and portfolio working 4: Complete abstract portfolio 
journal of teaching practice, Course of Study for Junior and Senior High Schools and their explanation
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Materials provided in class, videos, PC and other ICT equipments 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
For lessons 2-6, complete the worksheets (self-check sheets) before the lessons. Upload the worksheets onto the web-portofolio system when required.  
Requirements Students should have finished Teaching Practice at Junior and Senior High School I or II at Hiroshima University and earned the credits before attending this course or should be expected to earn during the same term as this course. 
Grading Method 1. Required to reach at least level 2 or higher for all "Hiroshima University 8 standards" and to submit abstruct portfolio for obtaining a credit
2. The grade will be decided based on the total of the result of each standard.
Superior: 22 and higher Excellent: 20 and 21  Good : 17~19  Fair: 16  Failed: 15 and lower 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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