Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Common Graduate Courses (Master’s Course)
Lecture Code 8E000401 Subject Classification Common Graduate Courses
Subject Name Japanese Experience of Human Development-Culture, Education, and Health
Subject Name
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Japanese Experience of Human Development-Culture, Education, and Health
ババ タクヤ,トミナガ ミホコ,シミズ キンヤ,タナカ ジュンコ,モリヤマ ミチコ,アキタ トモユキ,マハラジャン ケシャブ ラル,セキ コウキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds9-10:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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On demand video Lecture 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Globalization/International cooperation studies
Eligible Students M1 students
Keywords Historical approach, Japanese experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
This course is one of the elective subjects, in "Sustainable Development Courses", Common Graduate Courses that aims to understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set by international agreement, and to acquire the ability to advance science to enable sustainable development and to solve various challenges in society. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course intends to discuss the issues of SDGs under the Guiding principles of Hiroshima University “Pursuit of Peace” and the long-term vision “Splendor Plan 2017”. The SDGs sets sustainability as a core of the global issues. Such a broad issue always involve many related issues. Resolution of one issue may produce another issue. It is important to consider cross-disciplinary approach and historical aspect. Also inclusiveness is an important principle of SDGs, and thus all countries, developed and developing countries, should collaborate to tackle these.
When considering these cross-disciplinary approach, history, and inclusiveness of development, Japanese experience of development provides an important case, because Japan, among non-European countries, is the first country which has become a member of OECD. Here, we can learn many points from the developing efforts whether they are success or failure. These efforts, including development assistance, are connected to Japanese society of today. On the other hand, Japan currently faces such new issues as rapid aging and depopulation. Thus this course discusses Japanese experience of human development from the above aspects. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance of the course
lesson2 Maharajan Keshav Lall “Japanese experience of development in Agriculture and Remote area”
lesson3 Koki Seki “Socio-cultural Aspect of Modernization of Japan: Focusing on the Transformation of Norm, Mentality, and Way of Living”
lesson4 Kinya Shimizu “Lesson Study in Japan: As a tool of PDSI in Japanese Education”
lesson5 Mihoko Tominaga "Nutrition education and teacher in Japan"
lesson6 Junko Tanaka, Tomohisa Akita “International cooperation and research collaboration in the field of public health”
lesson7 Michiko Moriyama "Healthcare system in Japan: its characteristics and history"
lesson8 Reflection
Edwin O. Reischauer (1964) "Japan : past and present"
Ruth Benedict (1954; 2010) "The chrysanthemum and the sword" 
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Preparation and
Lesson 2 to Lesson 7, please read related materials and deliberate the issues posed during the lesson
Lesson 8 please reflect and deliberate the whole course and think of their implications toward his/ her own country context. 
Requirements Students falling under any of the following conditions will be allowed to take the on-demand classes.
(1)Students who conduct their main research outside the Higashi-Hiroshima, Kasumi, and Higashi-Senda Campuses in the relevant term
(2)Working adult students
(3)Students who have difficulty commuting to the university during the relevant term due to family circumstances, such as child care commitments
(4)Students who have difficulty commuting to the university during the relevant term due to injury or illness
(5)Students who have difficulty completing the course within the study term due to the scheduling of their degree program (limited to cases approved by the head of the relevant program)

Students who wish to apply for on-demand courses based on these special cases shall submit the “Statement of Reasons for Course Registration” and materials, through which their claim to fall under any of the cases in item above can be objectively understood, to the Education Promotion Group (Liberal Arts Education section) during the specified period in the relevant term for general course registration and confirmation.

The videos will be distributed via the online learning system "Bb9".
How to log-in to Bb9:
Go to Momiji main page (“top”) > click on Bb9 (located in the bottom-right of the screen) > click on Bb9へログイン > enter your Hiroshima University ID (広大 ID) and password (パスワード)

Instructions regarding the course, such as the method of attending the course, the video viewing period, and the deadline for submitting assignments, will be separately instructed after the course registration is completed. 
Grading Method Mini report is to be submitted each of the 1st lesson to the 7th lesson and is evaluated accordingly (10 points per session x 7 sessions). The final score will be calculated based on the sum of the above points (The full score is 70 points). 
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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