2020 Method of Teaching Informatics IV

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Matsuda Toshiki 
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Course description and aims

In this lesson, discussion about appropriate choice of informatics education subject according to learners’ situations of each school as well as connection to higher education and life-long education based on understanding of differences between compulsory subject area “Information Study” and vocational subject area “Information” as well as ICT technology subject in each vocational subject area. Moreover, curriculum configuration and methods of instruction of vocational subject area “Information” are also taken up.

Student learning outcomes

Based on an understanding of difference between ideal education of “Information Study” learned in “Studies on Method of Information Study I, II, and III” and the actual lessons performed in each school that each student observed or experienced as a (student) teacher, students are required to be able to consider and propose innovative instructions and strategies of lesson improvement of “Information Study” from various viewpoints and act as practitioners.


Compulsory subjects, vocational subjects, informatics education, computing curricula, ICT education subjects in vocational courses, curriculum configuration, generic skills, competency assessment, rubric

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This course consists of three 5-hours lessons. Students are required to complete each homework assignment concerned with the topic of the next class. Based on the discussion of the homework report, students are required to finalize each report in the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Find recent issues of information study education based on observation during practice teaching and literature review and discuss for their improvement Preparing discussion papers on the topics before the class and writing a proposal based on the discussion
Class 2 Find issues of textbooks and lesson plans and discuss for their improvement, Discussion about how to associate Information Study with other compulsory subject areas, Review and discuss studies on instructional methods of Information Study Preparing discussion papers on the topics before the class and writing a proposal based on the discussion
Class 3 Exercise of curriculum formulation of vocational subjects ”Information,” Compare objectives and contents of Information Study and those of ICT education subjects in vocational courses Preparing a curriculum proposal and discussion papers on the topics before the class and writing a proposal based on the discussion


・National Course of Studies for the Upper Secondary Schools. (In Japanese)
・Guidebook of National Course of Studies for the Upper Secondary Schools: Every Vocational Subjects. (In Japanese)
・Textbooks of the Information Technology Course and Information Technology in each vocational subjects (In Japanese)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

・Students will be assessed based on ratio of attendance, exercises in the classes, homework exercises.
・Full attendance and completion of all homework exercises are compulsory.

Related courses

  • LAT.I201 : Studies on Method of Information Study I
  • LAT.I202 : Studies on Method of Information Study II
  • LAT.I301 : Studies on Method of Information Study III
  • Teaching Practice
  • Courses certified as “Information Study” in the teacher promotion program

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

・Students are required to earn every credit (or have successfully finished in the same term) for related courses of LAT.
・Students are required to earn more than 20 credits (or have successfully finished in the same term) of related courses certified as “Information Study” with including all compulsory courses.
・Students who begain to take teacher promotion course before FY 2018 and do not intend to take teacher’s license under Table-4 related to Article VI-3 of Law of Teacher’s License cannot take this course.
・Students are required to send an application e-mail that includes ID, name, major program, and e-mail address to following contact address until required date announced by bulletin board and Web page of Teacher Promotion Program other than the formal application to university office.
・Part-time students who can take this course are only graduates of Tokyo Tech.

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・Students are required to have own facilities and abilities to perform homework by means of Office software.
・Students need to make instructional materials with paying attention to intellectual property rights enough.

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