Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program
Lecture Code WNB02000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 自然システム教育学特別研究B
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Special Study in Science Education B
イソザキ テツオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Tues11-12:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Seminar using group work 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 7 : Graduate Special Studies
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students
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
Students understand the objectives and develop competencies required as s science teacher from multiple perspectives, and acquire knowledge and skills to continuously engage in educational research involving presentation at conferences and publishing papers through relating a history and methods of science education to basic principles of science education. For this purpose, students set research subjects/questions on secondary science education. For solving research subjects/questions, students engage in investigation work, such as reviewing prior researches, argumentation, and empirical and practical studies. Through these activities, students will develop knowledge and skills to organize science curriculum, design lessons, and assess children. Then, students can develop the literacy to participate conferences and publish papers. In this lecture, students learn the basic principles of science education and teacher education with historical and comparative approaches. 
Class Schedule lesson1: aims and methods
lesson2: confiming the schedule
lesson3: investigation major literature on the principles of science education
lesson4: reviewing several important literature (1) grasp of research trend
lesson5: reviewing several important literature (2) analysis of research method
lesson6: reviewing several important literature (3) setting a research question
lesson7: investigation several important literature relating to a research question
lesson8: reviewing literature relating to a research toipc (1) discussion on research topic
lesson9: reviewing literature relating to a research toipc (2) analysis of research methods
lesson10: thnmking and selecting a research topic and methods
lesson11: discusssion on a research topic and methods
lesson12: making decision on a research topic and methods
lesson13: inquiry on a research topic 1: practical work
lesson14: inquiry on a research topic 2: data analysis
lesson15: inquiry on a research topic 3: discussion and conclusion

No examination 
Isozaki et al. (2020). Revised Teaching Secondary Science. Tokyo: Kyodoushuppan [in Japanese].
Several other textbooks should be introduced in lessons.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC, Projector and other AV items. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1 and 2: reflection on lessons,
Lesson 3 to 12: collecting English and Japanese literature on research topic, discussing with other students, and talking with an instructor,
Lesson 13 to 14: conducting investigation work, talking with an instructor, and
Lesson 15: making a portfolio and reflection. 
Grading Method Presentation 60%, and positive attitude for research 40% 
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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