In order to improve instructional methods for the next NCOS, students need to understand instructional methods of generic skills, ways of viewing and thinking, domain-specific knowledge, meta-cognition, information literacy, study skills, informatization of lessons, gaming, active learning, based on the Warp and Woof model of problem-solving.
In order to do curriculum management based on the next NCOS, students need to understand methods of portfolio assessment and performance evaluation.
- Students need to understand a method of curriculum design, instructional and assessment methods for each subject area based on the latest report of the Central Council of Education publishded in 2016.
- Students need to understand methods for imformed instructions of generic skills, ways of viewing and thinkingm, and domain-specific knowledge based on the Warp and Woof model of problem-solving.
- Students need to understand a method of curriculum management.
Warp and Woof model of problem-solving, generic skills, ways of viewing and thinking, domain-specific knowledge, meta-cognition, information literacy, study skills, informatization of lessons, gaming, active learning, curriculum management, portfolio assessment, performance evaluation
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students are assigned homework for each lesson. Students are required to read related chapters of textbooks before each lesson. Therefore, the purpose of each class is focusing on explaining reasons, frameworks, terms, procedures, and examples of instructional design tasks related to homework assignments.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||All elements of human intelligence and expert performance, Warp and Woof model of problem-solving||Using an e-learning material designed on the basis of the Warp and Woof model|
|Class 2||Necessary organization of domain-specific knowledge, ways of viewing and thinking, meta-cognition, study skills||Proposal of lesson plan to instruct ways of viewing and thinking|
|Class 3||Curriculum design, year plan, unit plan, lesson plan||Designing a school curriculum|
|Class 4||Purpose and method of curriculum management, mid-term test||Proposal of assessment method for curriculum management|
|Class 5||Method of instruction of generic skills||Designing a unit plan for informatics education in mathematics or science|
|Class 6||Promotion of active learning||Discussion of improvement of an e-learning material|
|Class 7||Utilization of gaming and simulation methods, informatics education in each subject area||Learning by gaming instructional materials|
|Class 8||Improving educational assessment, e-portfolio, performance evaluation||Making problems and rubric for performance evaluation|
・Toshiki Matsuda, Atsuko Hoshino, and Kazuhiko Hatano (2013) Lesson Improvement with Learners: Instructional Design, Method of Instruction, and Educational Assessment. Gakubunsya (In Japanese)
・Toshiki Matsuda, Atsuko Hoshino, Kouji Karino, and Takashi Tubuki (2012) How to Learn Pedagogy: Laws, Administration, and Curriculum of Schools, Gakubun-sya. (In Japanese)
・Central Council of Education (2016) Report to reform National Course of Studies of K-12, MEXT
・Students will be assessed based on ratio of attendance, all homework exercises, and end-term examination.
・Students who fail the midterm examination or those who have un-submitted homework from the first lesson to the third lesson lose their credit at that time.
・Students are required to earn the credit for related courses shown above.
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