Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L0001011 Subject Classification Liberal Arts Education (day)
Subject Name 教養ゼミ
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
ハシモト トシヤ,チョウメイ ヨウスケ,ホソノ ケンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds5-8:ABS C201
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Seminar, Discussion, Presentation, Outdoor Activities 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
Eligible Students 1st grade of graduate students
Keywords Project-based learning, Rural activity, Educational Practice 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
An introduction of this school. to obtain motivation to learn specialized subjects of our school. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Elementary School Teacher Education
(Abilities and Skills)
・Being able to collect, critically analyze, and examine infomration related to elementary education. (Information collection and analysis ability)

Special Support School Teacher Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Having basic knowledge and understanding of liberal arts education, which is academic base needed to receive technical or professional education.

(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Acquire the intellectual abilities which serve as a basis for conducting research activities and social activities at a university.

(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge, understanding about knowledge, the understanding basic education about the basic education

Occupational Therapy
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Acting power based on an ethical judgment in the health medical care
・  An inquisitive mind for medical and health care, welfare, and education, and the ability to get things done in occupational therapy
・The abilities and attitude required to cooperate with others and experts in other professions as a member of a medical team
・An ability for creative and scientific problem solving 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This subject is regarded as an introduction of this school. you will obtain motivation to learn specialized subjects of our school. We introduce the method of PBL (Project-based Learning) to achieve this objective more effectively. In our school, educational practices in Hiroshima rural area is the theme of this PBL. In this subject, you will visit some rural area (for ex. Sera Town, Funo Town and Toyosaka Town) and have some experiences under cooperation with rural people and municipalities as a one-day outdoor practice. Before this, we will have a meeting for understanding this and some prior learning. After this, we will hold a conference to report the results of all your rural experiences and you have to prepare for the presentation of this conference by each class. In addition to this, you will be given some opportunities to obtain knowledge and skill for studying in our university. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance
lesson2 Seminar for our group (1)(Introducing each other)
lesson3 Meeting for understanding our outdoor practice
lesson4 Seminar for our group (2)
lesson5 Prior learning for educational practices in rural area (1)
lesson6 Seminar for our group (3)
lesson7 Prior learning for educational practices in rural area (2)
lesson8-11 Educational practices in rural area
lesson12 Preparing for presentation of educational practices (1)
lesson13 Seminar for our group (4)
lesson14  Preparing for presentation of educational practices (2)
lesson15 Presentation of educational practices 
Chugoku Shimbun (2016) Chugoku Mountainous Area, Under-population 50
years, Mirai-sha Ltd.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Note PC, Projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
1-2. Check this syllabus.
3. Check the place of our educational practices with some websites.
4-7. Do homework ordered by the teacher.
8-11. Check the information about our educational practices.
12-14. Collect materials you need for presentation.
15. Check whether your presentation file is enough. 
Grading Method Contribution for our seminar 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it This seminar will be given by a professor who has practical experiences of city planning at some city office in Japan. 
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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