(The Joint Graduate School (Ph.D. Program) in Science of School Education Hyogo University of Teacher Education)
Fields and Departments
The Field of School Instruction is aimed at developing practical theories and methods of educational activities at school and establishing the system of clinical psychology of school education based on the constituent departments of the field. Taking the educational environments of schools as they are and setting various educational phenomena and activities taking place there everyday as the objects of research, comprehensive research is conducted to develop practical ways for cultivating the sound formation of character of infants, pupils, and students.
Practical programs are researched and developed to work out, on a scientific basis, approaches aiming to solve various forefront issues in schools, through a combination of the outcome of academic research in school education with the practical knowledge based on implementation of quality education in schools.
In the Field of Content Area Instruction, research is conducted in terms of the principles, content, and methodology needed for research on both content area instruction and disciplines related to content area instruction based on the key concept of each constituent department of the field. In the exploration of the principles, the objectives and aims of each subject are investigated. In the study of content, related disciplines are integrated so as to form a firm foundation of the content of subjects from the perspective of education in practice. In the inquiry towards methodology, fulfillment of education in practice is undertaken on the basis of the investigation of the development of cognition and behavior of infants, pupils, and students, and, at the same time, the design of creative and leading curricula is pursued, incorporating the results of investigations into the principles and content.