2019 Method of Teaching Science IV

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Murota Masao  Kubota Yoshihiko 
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Course description and aims

Study the practical and methodological aspect of teaching method of science using ICT equipments.
By examining trends in practical research in science, students will acquire advanced skills for their class.

Student learning outcomes

- Students can explore advanced teaching methods in science.
- Students can acquire teaching skills using ICT equipments.
- Students can learn practical research trends in science and try to improve their class design.


Designing lesson plans, ICT, Practical research, Method of teaching science

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Class will be given as an intensive course.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Collaborative learning in science instruction Students are required to design their own class using collaborative learning methods.
Class 2 Communication and instruction in science learning Students are required to design a class that emphasizes communication.
Class 3 Survey of trends in practical research in science Students are required to prepare a presentation of the surveyed case studies.
Class 4 Mutual learning of practical research in mathematics Students are required to improve their class with reference to practical cases.
Class 5 Design of simulated class: Concept Students are required to complete the concept of simulated lessons.
Class 6 Design of simulated class: making teaching plan Students are required to complete their own teaching plan for simulated class.
Class 7 Practice of simulated class part 1 Students are required to reflect their teaching practice.
Class 8 Practice of simulated class part 2 Students are required to reflect their teaching practice.


Textbooks (in Japanese) are listed in Japanese syllabus.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The lecturer will introduce the relevant materials in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

50% Papers submitted
30% Class activities
20% Simulated teaching

Related courses

  • LAT.S101 : Method of Teaching Science I
  • LAT.S102 : Method of Teaching Science II
  • LAT.S301 : Method of Teaching Science III

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

Method of Teaching Science I, II, III and Foundation of Teaching Practice

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