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 WNB02050 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,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Tues11-12:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
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: reflection on previous Special study in science education B
lesson2: extraction topics from their own reflection
lesson3: inquiry 2: recognision of extracted topics
lesson4: inquiry 2: recognision of research methods
lesson5: inquiry 2: practical work
lesson6: inquiry 2: data collection
lesson7: inquiry 2: data analysis
lesson8: inquiry 2: discussion and conclusion
lesson9: inquiry 2: presentation and exchange ideas
lesson10: Conclusion
lesson11: designing a report
lesson12: making a report
lesson13: revising a report
lesson14: preparing a presentation
lesson15: presentation adn discussion

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
Leeson 1 and 2: reflection, and develop a portfolio,
Lesson 3 to 9: doing research through discussion with other students and consulting with an instructor,
Lesson 10 to 14: concluding their own research results using AV items and discussing with other students , and
Lesson 15: reflection again. 
Grading Method Presentation at domescit or international conferences 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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