2018 Educational Foundations A

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Teacher education courses
Suzuki Yuta 
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Course description and aims

Covers the basic concepts and theories of pedagogy and educational research.
The aim is to construct your base for professional teacher.

Student learning outcomes

Students will achieve basic understanding of pedagogy and educational research.


Education, teaching, learning, teachers, collaborative learning, public education

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Basically the course goes in lecture-style and group-work learning.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of pedagogy and educational research Can explain basic concepts and theories on pedagogy and educational research.
Class 2 Publicness of education See above
Class 3 Ideas of public education See above
Class 4 Thoughts and history of public education See above
Class 5 Society and public education See above
Class 6 society and school education See above
Class 7 Thoughts of educational evaluation See above
Class 8 Challenges of pedagogy and educational research See above


Handouts are distributed during lectures.
ISBM 978-4130520775, 978-4641123847

Reference books, course materials, etc.

ISBM 978-4130513210, 978-4326251230

Assessment criteria and methods

Group work and mini report: 50%, Final Report and presentation: 50%.

Related courses

  • LAT.A101 : Introduction to the Teaching Profession A
  • LAT.A102 : Introduction to the Teaching Profession B
  • LAT.A112 : (Educational Foundations B)
  • LAT.A107 : Educational System
  • LAT.A409 : Educational Research on Schooling and Teaching
  • SHS.D447 : Research on Teaching

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