Graduate School of Education Faculty of Education
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Approximately 50 students are admitted to the Master's program each year. Some applicants are from other universities in Japan, and some are from other countries. Most graduates are now engaged in the teaching professions or are working at research institutes. Our program provides students with guidance in seminars, field research and other forms of research.
History and Philosophy of Education
The principles, history, and the practice of education are studied from historical as well as philosophical perspectives. We discuss such issues as the educational history of Japan and of the Western world, the meaning of education and human development, and the philosophy of education in ideological, historical, and positivistic contexts.
Social Sciences in Education
Utilizing related disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, economics, and social psychology, issues related to educational organizations and their structures, the systems and functions of higher education, the implications of education in the society, cross-cultural studies on human growth and developments, and problems associated with the internationalization of education are studied.
Educational Psychology
This course deals with two main areas of study: Educational Psychology and Educational Information Sciences. The former may include such fields as developmental psychology, psychology of learning and cognition, educational psychology, studies of motivation, school psychology, clinical psychology, clinical psychology in schools, and the psychology and education of people with special needs. The latter deals with psycho-educational measurement and evaluation, and statistical analysis of educational information.
Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments
This course stresses applied aspects of educational research, on the basis of phenomenology and the cognitive sciences. The main areas of research include historical studies on curriculum and the practice of education, teaching materials, teacher education, and clinical studies of schooling. Our goal is to develop specialists with excellent skills and knowledge to work in these areas.
Lifelong Educational Planning
This course integrates three areas of study: Educational Administration, Social Education, and Library and Information Science. Areas of research conducted may include education-related legislation, educational systems, administration and finance, lifelong learning, social education, and library and information services. Our goal is to develop specialists who will contribute to social development in the field of education.
Physical and Health Education Web-Site
There are four main areas of study in this course: Physical Education, Educational Physiology, Developmental Brain Sciences, and Health Education. The underlying objective is to conduct research that will enhance the physical fitness and promote health status of people with different characteristics and abilities. There are various ways to achieve this objective, and each student is encouraged to take an original approach.
Clinical Psychology
This course integrates three areas: Clinical System Theory, Curriculum Development in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Developmental Psychology. Our goal is to develop specialists who will contribute to do clinical research and practice in various fields, such as ,university,school, hospital,child guidance clinic center,etc.
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