|授業科目名||Introduction to Education Studies|
|科目の目的・到達目標||This course aims to provide an opportunity for students to understand the basic issues of education.|
|授業の概要||"What is education?" and "Why is education important for human beings?" are the two important questions which we will try to answer in this course. The nature of education and learning, and three dimensions of education: purpose, process and effect, are the topics to be introduced.
The course will be interactive. It will be based upon reading assignments which will be allocated to students who will then introduce the contents of their particular assignment to the class (assignment presentation). This process will be followed by lectures and activities (e.g. DVD viewing, and the sharing of students own experience) and discussions. At the end of the lecture, students will complete the reflection sheet. Students will complete an essay which asks them to examine an issue of interest in education in their own countries. At the end of the course, students will give a presentation on the content of their essay to the class.
|授業計画||1 Introduction of the course
2 The nature of education 1: Purpose
3 The nature of education 2: Typology
4 United Nations and education
6 Education system
7 Comparison 1: OECD (International Education)
8 Comparison 2: OECD (Access, Outcome-employment, income, skills, lifestyle)
9 Comparison 3: OECD (Budget, Teacher and student ratio)
10 Comparison 4: OECD (PISA), Reflection(nature of education)
11 Learning Styles
12 Cultural issues in Education 1: Value, Communication
13 Preparation for essay and presentation
|評価方法||Assignments(15%), Presentation(30%), Essay(40%), Class contribution(15%)|
|テキスト・参考文献等||Reading materials will be distributed in the class.|
|授業外の学習活動||Students are expected to grasp the issues in reading materials and contribute to discussions in the class.
In the essay they must describe the issue explaining why the issue is a problem, critically analyse it and through reasoning suggest a resolution or resolutions. It is very important that students read widely and in depth so that they can successfully complete the essay assignment.