Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences Educational Studies Program
Lecture Code WNC48000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 大学カリキュラム開発論
Subject Name
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Curriculum in Higher Education
Instructor HUANG FUTAO
コウ フクトウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Tues7-8
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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This course is mainly concerend with lecturing and classroom dicussion, as well as oral presentations to be made individual students. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students
Keywords University curriculum and instruction, historical and comparative perspectives 
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The goal of this course is to provide  systemtic lectures focusing on university curriculum and instruction, and major ways of designing university curriculum. By learning a briefy history of university curriculum and instruction, major models of university curriculum, reforms on university curriculum and instruction in several countries and regions, students can learn characteristics of main models of university curriculum and changes which have taken place in university curriculum and instruction in the USA, European countries, Japan and China, etc.   
Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation
lesson2 Literature review
lesson3 History of university curriculum and instruction
lesson4 Liberal and general education (1)
lesson5 Liberal and general education (2)
lesson6 Professional education
lesson7 Vocational and technical education
lesson8 Competence-based education
lesson9 Research-based education
lesson10 A comparative study of quality assurance at a undergraduate education
lesson11 Curricular reforms in the USA
lesson12 Curricular reforms in European countries
lesson13 Curricular reforms in Japan
lesson14 Curricular reforms in China
lesson15 Examination and general reports by students 
1. Susan Toohey (1999). Designing Courses for Higher Education. The Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press.
2.  Frederick Rudolph (1977). Curriculum: A History of the American Undergraduate University Course of Study since 1636. Jossey-Bass Publishers/ San Francisco.  
3.John I. Goodlad and Associates (1979). Curriculum Inquiry, McGraw-Hill Bok Company.
4.Joan S. Stark and Lisa R. Lattuca. (1997). Shaping the College Curriculum: Academic Plans in Action. The University of Michigan.
5.Michael N. Bastedo (2005) ‘Curriculum in Higher Education: the Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues’, Philip G. Altbach, Robert O. Berdahl, and Patricial J. Gumport (ed.), American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges (Second Edition), The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London,  p.469.
6.Paul L. Dressel (1968). College and University Curriculum. Michigan `Publishing Corporation. pp.57-114. 
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are asked to read materials and prepare for oral presentations.  
Grading Method Students' participation in this course, their active involvement in discussion and quality of oral presentations will be main indicators to be used to assess their score. 
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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