Basic Introduction to Educational Studies I

Numbering Code U-EDU00 15018 LJ46
U-EDU00 15018 LJ47
Year/Term 2022 ・ First semester
Number of Credits Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.1
Instructor name TANAKA TOMOKO (Graduate School of Education Associate Professor)
TAKAHASHI YUUSUKE (Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate Professor)
TAKEUCHI RIO (Graduate School of Education Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Research in the Faculty of Education is carried out using various methods. The aim of this class is for students to learn about such research through the practical experience of investigation and experiential learning of the fundamentals of research.
Students will work together in groups, thereby creating the opportunity for deep specialist discussion meetings. In addition, they will be given the chance to report outcomes (i.e., creating and delivering presentations); thus allowing them to experience the complete research process.
As the their research progresses, researchers become ever more aware of what is still unknown. It is hoped that the experience of this phenomenon will motivate students to pursue specialist studies.
Students of the latter segment of the Basic Introduction to Educational Studies II course will also attend this class.
Course Goals ・Students’ understanding of research methods should be deepened as they formulate research questions on a shared topic and pursue investigative activities as a group.
・Students should create and deliver poster-style presentations that concisely communicate their investigative process, its results, and issues that emerged. There should also be an improvement in their ability to respond to questions.
Schedule and Contents 1. Orientation
First session: Outline of class, introduction of research topics, presentation of research method examples by relevant members of the teaching staff
Second session: Explanation of investigation, introductory research method courses, essential reading
Third session: Separate question and answer sessions for each group to facilitate the formulation of research questions
Fourth session: Formulation of research questions by each group, confirmation of tasks by each group
2. Separate group activities
Fifth session: Creation of a resum? for the interim presentation, investigation (Group activity 1)
Sixth session: Creation of a resum? for the interim presentation, investigation (Group activity 2)
Seventh session: Creation of a resum? for the interim presentation, investigation (Group activity 3)
3. Interim presentation meeting
Eighth session: Studies in Educational Foundations group presentation and review
Ninth session: Educational Psychology group presentation and review
Tenth session: Interdisciplinary Studies of Educational Systems group presentation and review
4. Separate group activities
Eleventh session: Further investigation, poster production (Group activity 4)
Twelfth session: Further investigation, poster production (Group activity 5)
Thirteenth session: Poster completion (Group activity 6)
5. Full presentation meeting, feedback
Fourteenth session: Presentation of posters
Fifteenth session: Feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy 【Evaluation method】
Presentation and discussion during the interim review meeting: 30 points; Final presentation: 40 points; Individual report related to the question explored: 30 points.

【Evaluation guidelines】
Achievement of attainment targets is evaluated according to the Faculty of Education performance evaluation guidelines.
Course Requirements Students from other faculties cannot attend this class. Those who wish to take this class are required to attend the first session.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Investigation necessary to carry out each group’s plan is conducted outside the sessions.
Activities such as the creation of the presentation (resum? or poster) must also be executed as joint tasks outside the sessions.
Textbooks Textbooks/References None
References, etc. To be outlined in class