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Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in Senior High School

Announcement

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Description

The online course "Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in Senior High School" is part of the SEAMEO School Network Program and is composed by 5 lessons. These 5 videos were produced by CRICED-University of Tsukuba with the direction of professor Yoshiyasu Ida and the collaboration of invited guests. The videos are open for all the participants and include English subtitles.

Course Roadmap for Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in 2024

The online course "Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in Senior High School" is part of the SEAMEO School Network Program and is composed by 5 lessons. These 5 videos were produced by CRICED-University of Tsukuba with the direction of professor Yoshiyasu Ida and the collaboration of invited guests. The videos are open for all the participants and include English subtitles.

Course Summary

Is geography taught in senior high schools in your country? In Japan, geography has not been a compulsory subject in senior high schools for the past few decades. However, the Japanese Government decided to introduce a new compulsory subject, "Geography," in 2018. As of 2022, all Japanese senior high school students are required to study this subject.

In this course, we will first provide an overview of geography education in Japan from an international comparative perspective. Then, we will delve into the background of the compulsory subject "Geography" in senior high school. Additionally, two senior high school teachers among the lecturers will share insights into their lesson practices.

We invite attendees to discuss what senior high school students learn through geography, how they learn it, and how it may benefit them in the future.

Course Roadmap for Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in 2024

Topic: Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in Senior High School
Title of Lesson (Tentative) Schedule (Tentative)
1 The Nature of Geography Education in Japan: An International Comparative Perspective  Sept 11th

2

Introduction of Compulsory Subject “Geography” in Japanese Senior High School  Sept 18th

3

Lesson Practice of Compulsory Subject “Geography” (1)  Sept 25st

4

Lesson Practice of Compulsory Subject “Geography” (2)  Oct 2nd

All the lessons will begin on Wednesday afternoon from 15:00 (Japan time GMT+9) through a live streaming via YouTube. Each lesson will be approximately 75 minutes long which include assessment.
Certificate will be provided for the participants who have completed all 4 assignments for the lesson by the set due date.

Registration

Registration form for this course: Geographic Perspectives and Thinking in Senior High School (Deadline: 25th June, 2024):https://forms.gle/ysCJcSLDzX3Pz4cu5


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Contents

Institutions represented by invited speakers


This program was successfully developed through the collaboration of invited guests, participants and supporters. Prof../Dr. Yoshiyasu Ida, who developed the content of this program, deeply acknowledges their collaborations.

Invited Guests:
Takashi Oda (Miyagi University of Education, Japan)
Eje Kim (Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea)
Su-Min Shen (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
Tan Geok Chin Ivy (Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, Singapore)

Video editors:
Kyoko Kanakubo (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
JaYeon Yang (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Diego Solis Worsfold (CRICED)

Web developer:
Yoneyama Takafumi (CRICED)

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