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 Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Program
Lecture Code WND10000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 異文化間教育学特講
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Advanced Studies in Intercultural Education
ナカヤマ アキコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:EDU K214
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Seminar, Class Discussion, Presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Linguistics
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
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Language teachers must understand their students to make meaningful classes. In this course, we will address issues on understanding others; how we could understand others, why it is necessary to understand yourself to understand others.  
Class Schedule lesson1 Orientation
lesson2 Culture
lesson3 Culture shock
lesson4 Reflexivity
lesson5 Two ways of understanding the world
lesson6 Group presentation
lesson7 Observation
lesson8 Details of observation
lesson9 Field work
lesson10 Group presentation
lesson11 Interview
lesson12 Details of interview
lesson13 Doing interview
lesson14 Group presentation
lesson15 Wrap up 
Manami Yagi, et al. 2021 Shitsuteki Gengo Kyoiku Kenkyu wo Kangaeyo. Hitsuji Shobo 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, Recording device 
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Preparation and
Quite a big volume of assignment required like interviewing, observing, transcribing, fieldnotes, analysis, making reports etc.  
Requirements Students who are not willing to have discussions with their classmates should not take this course. 
Grading Method Participation of classroom discussion, Participation in group work, Reading log, Final report 
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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