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 WNB17502 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name ラボラトリーラーニングデザイン研究(理科)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Study in Laboratory Learning Design (Science)
ウメダ タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte:EDU C111
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Discussion, student presentations 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Physics education, ICT, active learning 
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
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Class Theme and Objectives
To discuss the purpose, materials and contents, and the logic behind the development of inquiry-based learning activities that incorporate experiments. In addition, practical skills for creating effective learning activities in the laboratory will be developed.
The purpose of this class is to learn the basic conceptual understanding of the field of physics, and to develop practical skills for designing inquiry-based learning activities that incorporate experiments.
Outline of the class
Each student or group of students will select a theme for a demonstration experiment or student experiment to learn the basic concepts of physics. After understanding the current situation and problems related to the theme based on literature review, students will plan learning activities in the laboratory, present the contents, and discuss them with all students. Based on the results of the discussion, the students will establish concrete measures for learning activities. Based on the results of trying out the learning activities created in this way with the students, we will evaluate the learning activities, consider their significance, and acquire guidelines for designing effective learning activities using the laboratory as a learning space. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Orientation: Purpose and methods of this lecture
lesson2: Selecting a theme and planning for the development of learning activities
lesson3: Scrutiny of content and research trends on the theme
lesson4: Planning of learning activity proposals
lesson5: Presentation and discussion of proposed learning activities
lesson6: Research on the development of teaching materials (1): Determination of
research methods
lesson7: Research on the development of teaching materials (2): Conducting basic
lesson8: Study on development of teaching materials (3): Analysis and discussion of
experimental results
lesson9: Establishment of learning activities
lesson10: Presentation and discussion on the contents of the established learning
lesson11: Trial and evaluation of learning activities (1): Implementation of learning
lesson12: Trial and evaluation of learning activities (2): Analysis of trial results
Lesson13: Trial and evaluation of learning activities (3): Verification of effectiveness
based on analysis results
lesson14: Presentation and discussion on the results of the implemented learning activities
lesson15: Preparation and submission of experiment and instruction manuals, etc. on the developed learning activities

There will be no regular exams. 
Not specified. Materials will be distributed as necessary. 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Be prepared to give a presentation using power point or white board. 
Grading Method Overall evaluation will be based on activities (60%) and submitted reports (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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