|2||gIV Organization and Implementation of Curriculumh||Previous||Next||JAPANESE|
| gEducational objectivesh are concepts of gwhat kind of human beings are to be nurtured.h In order to achieve such objectives, educational contents must be determined. The educational contents of gwhat to teach learnersh are gcurriculumsh that have a close relationship with teaching methods (how to teach).
The curricula of schools in Japan consist of two areas: gsubjectsh and gnon-subjects.h
For example, in elementary schools, according to the Courses of Study revised in 2008, there are nine subjects: gJapanese language,h gsocial studies,h garithmetic,h gscience,h glifestyles,h gmusic,h gdrawing and handcrafts,h ghome economicsh and gphysical education.h In gnon-subjects,h there are gmoral precepts,h gforeign language activities,h gperiods of integrated study,h and gspecial activities.h