Course Work in 2014

The lecture for human geography

Professor Yoshimichi Yui

Course Introduction: The purpose of this course is to give some meaningful suggestions for Japanese geography textbook. Students translate and analyze a book called “Geography 360° Core Book 1,2 and 3” which is used in the United Kingdom. And on Feburary or March, we make an excursion to a World Heritage or a Geopark.

Readings: Geography 360°Core Book 1

The lecture for physical geography

Associate Professor Yasuhiro Kumahara

Course Introduction:The purpose of this course is to understand relationship between human activity and natural environment through physical geographical perspective. The perspective leads the understandings of background of natural disaster and traditional innovation for living considering the pre-existed landform. The case topics in this term are 1) natural disaster of large landslide in residential area in Hiroshima, 2) irrigation system in the Saijo basin, and 3) physical geographical condition in the world heritage site in Japan. We go to the fields after in-door mapping work.

The lecture for Japanese history

Professor Tatsuhiko Shimomukai

Course Introduction: The purpose of this course is to read Syouyuuki , which was written by Fujiwara no Sanesuke in the Heian period (794–1185). Students will learn about the society, politics, economy, and so on in the time when Fujiwara no Mitinaga and Yorimichi thrived.

Readings: “Shoyuuki”

The lecture for Ethics

Professor Kazuo Hatakenaka

Course Introduction: The purpose of this course is to learn about anthropocentrism, environmental justice, environmental pragmatism, and environmental virtue ethics.

The lecture for Social Studies

Professor Norio Ikeno

Course Introduction: The purpose of this course is to understand how to help children with learning difficulties in social studies. During the course, students will translate a book called Educational Approach for Pupils with Learning Difficulties in the UK. After the translation, they analyze it and then give a presentation to let students understand about the strategy of the education for pupils with learning difficulties in UK, and they try to suggest a better way of social recognition pedagogy for pupils with learning difficulties in Japan.

Readings1: Educational approach for pupils with learning difficulties in UK

Readings2:History for Pupils with Learning Difficulties

The lecture for for educational methods of Social Studies

Professor Kazuhiro Kusahara

Course Introduction: The purpose of this course is to understand the C3 Framework published by the NCSS and related associations. Students translate and analyze it, and then give suggestions for improving the curriculum design of Social Studies education in Japan.

Readings: C3 Framework

Deliverables:conference presentation

Seminar for developing learning material of social studies

Professor Kazuhiro Kusahara

Course Introduction: The purpose of this course is to design resource sheets or a handbook for social studies to support the many teachers (students) who have some troubles and difficulties teaching (learning) geography, history, and social issues. After that, they will try to examine the effects by applying them, in an experimental program for in-/pre-service teachers.

Deliverables1: New Learning Materials for Geography in Asia

Deliverables2: New Learning Materials for History

Deliverables3: New Learning Materials for citizen-Danger Hidden in Our Lives

The lecture for Social Studies

Professor Tomoyuki Kobara

Course Introduction: The purpose of this course is to design newspaper in education (NIE) lesson plans. The topic in 2014 is “prevent natural hazard : Planning Support for Reconstruction after the March 11, 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake of Japan.” Students will present their lesson plans.

Deliverables1: conference presentation

Deliverables2: Research paper

The lecture for educational methods of Social Studies

Professor Kenji Tanahashi

Course Introduction: The purpose of this course is to understand civic and citizenship education as discussed in the ICCS(International Civic and Citizenship Education Study) )report . Students use data from this investigation of international civic and citizenship education by the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement). During the course, students will do work such as translating the results of the IEA investigation and making and analyzing inferences on their own .

Readings: Initial Findings from the IEA International Civic and Citizenship Education Study

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