By Yoshiyasu Ida, Minori Yuda, Takashi Shimura, Shunsuke Ike, Koji Ohnishi, Hideki Oshima
In a globalized marketplace the place the rising crew will more and more trip inside their countries and in another country for paintings possibilities, it really is useful to benefit concerning the overseas schooling procedure and practices, to evaluate the contest. for instance, annual comparability of pupil functionality is measured throughout math and technological know-how topics globally. what's now not renowned is how geography academic structures evaluate world wide and the way scholar good fortune during this topic interprets to studying in different classes or employment after commencement. the significance of geography in our own, specialist, and civic lives is obvious while one considers how discovering one’s manner with a map, figuring out of global cultures, or opting for spatial styles of ailment unfold may impact the selections we make. Written for an international viewers, this can be the 1st English book on geography schooling in Japan, addressing a few primary questions. what's the nature of the geography academic structures in Japan? How does the focal point on content material and abilities in eastern faculties range from that during different nations? This publication contains 25 authors from different geography guide and learn stories, making it an authoritative booklet on Japan’s geography schooling approach. The contribution of this e-book to the bigger geography academic group is sharing the main strengths, issues, and way forward for this faculty topic in English, the place formerly such a lot courses have been in jap. will probably be an invaluable resource for researchers and lecturers to appreciate Japan’s evolving geography guide some time past, current, and destiny. The 21 chapters are prepared into issues, starting with an outline of the geography schooling method in Japan, via chapters that care for local geography and fieldwork, instructor education, geography education’s contributions to society, and a comparative learn of geography schooling throughout a number of international locations. The publication ends with a imaginative and prescient of geography schooling within the future.
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Visit to the Geographical Survey Institute Outline Lecture on the definition, usage, significance, and necessity of field research. Identify areas around the university that are considered geographically characteristic by reading a topographical map (the class is divided into groups for discussion). Create a route to follow by incorporating walking spots that are considered to be geographically representative. Follow the route map on foot (the lecturer leads the trainees and explains the geographic events as needed).
3. 4. About geographical recognition, About grasping geographical phenomenon and regional characteristics/issues, About thinking and understanding geographically, and About geographical skills and attitudes. The first objective indicates the basic goal of the geography curriculum, which under the current revisions is to cultivate students with a geographical recognition of the world’s various regions (MEXT 2008). Since the 1977 National Curriculum Standards (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture 1978), the geography instruction in junior high school has two goals: (1) to cultivate a foundation for geographical ways of looking and thinking, and (2) to foster a recognition of Japan’s national land based on a broad perspective.
The author planned Africa to be taught last because it was reasoned that it would be difficult for students to learn about African monoculture so early on in the first year of junior high school. Then again, at the 2011 National Junior High School Social Studies Education Research Association’s Tokyo conference, in focusing on whether or not it would be easy for students to construct an image of the world, a lesson plan was proposed that began with the Oceania region (Tokyo Metropolitan Junior High School Social Studies Education Research Association 2011).