2020 Essence of Humanities and Social Sciences3:Religion

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Yumiyama Tatsuya 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(Zoom)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.S403
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course deals with the basic concepts and background of education of the mind. And it will focus on value conflicts in public education. Topics include death education and patriotic education.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand what education of the minds is,
2) explain the controversies regarding education of the minds.
3) express their own thoughts

Keywords

Education of the mind, death education, patriotic education, value conflict

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Students must respond to the question from a teacher through the discussions or short reports. And they should reach the same degree of understanding as they exchange their points of view.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction: What is an education of the mind ?
Class 2 Can we teach children “respect for life” ? (1) Write a short report on your experience of “death education.”
Class 3 Can we teach children “respect for life” ? (2) Discuss about this subject.
Class 4 Can we teach children “respect for life” ? (3) Report the content of the last week's discussion.
Class 5 Do we need the "patriotic education" ? (1)
Class 6 Do we need the "patriotic education" ? (2) Discuss about this subject
Class 7 Do we need the "patriotic education" ? (3) Report the content of the last week's discussion.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Discussion: 35%, Short report: 35%, Quiz: 30%

Related courses

  • LAH.H106 : Religion A
  • LAH.H206 : Religion B
  • LAH.H306 : Religion C
  • SHS.U444 : Graduate Lecture in Culture and Arts F1B

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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