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||Microteaching and Formative Evaluation of Lessons||1) Review own lesson plan on the STG, 2) Clarify issues required to address before practice teaching|
|Class 2||Types of Curriculum, Constraints of National Course of Studies, Methods of Curriculum Design and Management||1)Criteria to evaluate curriculums, 2)Designing a school curriculum|
|Class 3||Warp and Woof model of Problem-solving, Ability to Utilize ICT,Ways of Viewing and Thinking, Meta-cognition, Study Skills||1)Making a unit plan to perform project learning, 2)Discussion of improvement of lessons based on a sample e-learning material|
|Class 4||Association of Subject Areas and Period of Integrated Studies||Designing a unit plan for Period of Integrated Studies|
|Class 5||Method of Instruction for Period of Integrated Studies - Promotion of active learning||1)Learning by gaming instructional materials, 2)Making problems and rubric for performance evaluation, 3)My issues necessary to improve before going Practive Teaching|
・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 have un-submitted homework or who do not attend lessons twice or more lose their credit.
・Students are required to earn the credit for related courses shown above.
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