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 International Education Development Program
Lecture Code WNEA0061 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Special Study (October 2023 Master's Students)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Study (October 2023 Master's Students)
Instructor HOTTA TAIJI
ホッタ タイジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Year
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Year) Inte
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture and Discussion 
Credits 4.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Master's students under my supervision
Keywords Higher Education, Development, Globalization, Quality Assurance 
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
This course intends to improve 1) basic knowledge about theories and issues of educational development, 2) writing skills to produce a thesis, and 3) knowledge about Education in Japan.  
Class Schedule Session 1 Introduction and Discussion on Japanese Higher Education
Session 2 Development Theory (Modernization)
Session 3 Development Theory (Dependency)
Session 4 Development Theory (World System)
Session 5 Development Theory (Globalization)
Session 6 Development Theory (Human Capitalism)
Session 7 Textbook "Educational Research Premier" (Chapter 1)
Session 8 Textbook "Educational Research Premier" (Chapter 2)
Session 9 Textbook "Educational Research Premier" (Chapter 3)
Session 10 Textbook "Educational Research Premier" (Chapter 4)
Session 11 Textbook "Educational Research Premier" (Chapter 5)
Session 12 Textbook "Educational Research Premier" (Chapter 6)
Session 13 Textbook "Educational Research Premier" (Chapter 7)
Session 14 Textbook "Educational Research Premier" (Chapter 8)
Session 15 Last Lecture and Final Discussion

FINAL PAPER (A Draft of Thesis Proposal)  IS DUE on the last class 
All teaching materials are provided 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Whiteboard 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Prepare well for your presentation on each assigned section of reading materials. Study some additional materials for each class.  
Grading Method Grading:
1 Class Participation (ディスカッションへの参加) 20%
2 Presentations and preparation of handout(発表と資料作成) 30%
3 Final Paper(期末レポート) 50%

Scores Grade
100-90%          S(秀)
89-80% A(優)
79-70% B(良)
69-60% C(可)
BELOW 59%(Fail) D (不可)

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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