Basic Introduction to Educational Studies II

Numbering Code U-EDU00 15019 LJ47
U-EDU00 15019 LJ46
Year/Term 2022 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed.1
Instructor name MYOUWA MASAKO (Graduate School of Education Professor)
UMEMURA KOTARO (Graduate School of Education Senior Lecturer)
SATOU TAKUMI (Graduate School of Education Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Through these lectures, students will learn about diverse approaches to research methods and empirical studies, extending across the three specialty fields of the Faculty of Education: Studies in Educational Foundations, Educational Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies of Educational Systems. The instructors will guide the students through their respective research projects, focusing on methods and empirical elaboration. Students will engage in studies that integrate their understanding of the basic concepts of each field with their mastery of the methodology of inquiry, and then they will be further encouraged to explore their own research interests and thereby deepening their understanding. The overall goal of this class is to allow students to experientially learn the fundamentals of research and motivate them to pursue further specialist learning. It aims to help students understand the deeper levels of research, where the researcher becomes increasingly aware of the extent of what still remains unknown.
Course Goals ・Students should understand the basic concepts and methodology underlying the different fields of research specialization discussed in lectures.

・Students’ basic ability to undertake research at the university level should be further developed, including exploration of their own academic awareness and the possibilities of developing that interest through diverse means of research.
Schedule and Contents 1. Orientation

2~7. Lectures by the teaching staff

8~11. Brain storming sessions for deepening individual academic awareness and exploring diverse possibilities of developing it

12~15. Students’ short speeches and wrap-up discussions; Feedback opportunities

(Further details of the course schedule will be announced in the first session.)
Evaluation Methods and Policy 【Evaluation method】
・Active participation in class activities (Submission of brief comments required at each class): 70 points
・Short speech and term paper : 30 points

【Evaluation guidelines】
Achievement of attainment targets is evaluated according to the Faculty of Education's and Graduate School of Education's performance evaluation guidelines.
Course Requirements ・Students who wish to take this class are required to attend the first session.

・Students from other faculties cannot attend this class.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are strongly encouraged to always endeavour to connect the learnings from this course with those from other courses as well as their individual readings, and to cultivate their cross-sectional visions; they should also keep high sensitivity to any problems in their daily life and make continuous efforts to broaden and deepen their own thoughts.
Textbooks Textbooks/References None
References, etc. To be outlined in class