Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Doctoral Course) Division of Educational Sciences Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program
Lecture Code WNBD0528 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別研究
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Study
フナバシ アツヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Mon1-2:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture oriented/discussions/presentations by students 
Credits 1.0 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 For students majoring in Speical Needs Education with a focus on Education for Intellectual Disabilities
Keywords Special Research, research paper, SDG_04 
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 target of this class is to complete writing a thesis (for students who are dispatched from boards of education)  and brief research paper (for traditional students) on special needs edcuation. 
Class Schedule 1 Orientation
2 methods for searching academic papers
3 Searching academic papers
4 How to read academic papers
5 How to summarize academic papers
6 Presentation about reading materials
7 Discussion about the presentaion delivered in the last class
8 Making the research plan
9 Explanation of research methods
10 Explanation of statistical methods
11 Methods of data collection
12 Methods of analysing results
13 How to summarize findings
14 Writing academic papers
15 Final presentation

Full semester class. Students will  receive individual instruction based on their interests.
Discussion and presentation will be delivered, as necessary. 
Materials and textbooks will be introduced as necessary. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Distributed materials and visual materials (Video/PC/other visual materials) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Conduct research on the theme. 
Requirements The requirement for students who are dispatched from boards of education and traditional students are different such as the number of letters (words) and the styles of final presentation. Details are described at the first class. 
Grading Method Process of research, contents of thesis, and presentation at a conference. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Dr. Kawai has experiences of working at public schools and university in the United States as a speech-language pathologist.
Dr. Ujima has worked for 12 years at a school for the blind.
They introduce practical contents based on their experiences. 
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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