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International Fieldwork I(Advanced)


Numbering Code
  • G-EDU14 66382 PB47
  • G-EDU14 66382 PB46
Term 2020/Intensive, First semester
Course Type Practical training
Target Year Doctoral students
Target Student Graduate
Language Japanese and English
Day/Period Intensive
  • Graduate School of Education, Senior Lecturer ANDO SACHI
Outline and Purpose of the Course Students engaging in international fieldwork undertake on-the-ground investigation or data collection related to their individual research topics (e.g., the collection of primary data, which include the opinions of those on the ground and the collection of secondary data such as those found in museums or libraries). This class is adopted as a “global education subject (advanced)” (i.e., a mandatory subject for all students under the Doctor of Education program) and it aims to allow students to experience carrying out an investigation in an international institution (based in Japan or overseas), an overseas research institution, or do field research overseas.
Course Goals ・Students should be able to organize their own fieldwork independently
・Students should be able to clearly explain why certain issues emerged and communicate relevant results
Schedule and Contents 1. Pre-fieldwork study (4 sessions)
First and second session: Individual interviews
Third and fourth session: Preparation
2. Fieldwork (8 hours a day x 5 days a week x 2 weeks = 80 hours; equivalent to 10 sessions)
3. Post-fieldwork study (1 session)
Results report
Grading Policy 【Evaluation method】
Performance is evaluated based on fieldwork reports (diary 50%, results report 50%).

【Evaluation guidelines】
Achievement of attainment targets is evaluated according to the Graduate School of Education's evaluation guidelines.
Prerequisites None in particular
Preparation and Review Students should read in advance--and later review--the suggested reference texts and articles,
distributed materials, and literature relating to their own specialization.
  • None
  • To be outlined in class