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Fujiwara, Yujiro; Hite, Rebecca; Wygant, Heather; Paulsen, Susan – Childhood Education, 2019
Innovative education approaches include citizen science projects that allow students to participate in locally relevant scientific work, connecting content to the real world. Global collaboration provides students with a broader perspective on local issues, allowing students to become more globally aware.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Science Education
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Okamoto, Maya; Matsuzaka, Hiroshi – Education Sciences, 2015
Fostering global leaders for the next generation is an important mission of universities. In Japan, Leading Programs in Doctoral Education (LP) has been implemented in many graduate schools. The main goal of this program is to foster PhDs with deep specialization and peer leadership who will be able to compete well internationally. The Graduate…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Sumida, Manabu – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2013
Japan has no formal educational system for gifted children. However, in 2005, Japan's Cabinet approved and established the third Science and Technology Basic Plan (2006-10), which includes "nurturing the individuality and ability of gifted ("sainou" in Japanese) children." Enforcement of this plan is exemplified in programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Science Education, Science Programs
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Zeze, Syoji; Itoh, Akio; Oyama, Ayu; Takahashi, Haruka – Physics Education, 2012
We present a sensitive diffusion cloud chamber which does not require any radioactive sources. A major difference from commonly used chambers is the use of a heat sink as its bottom plate. The result of a performance test of the chamber is given. (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Nuclear Physics, Science Equipment, Science Experiments
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Wright, Ron – Science and Children, 2011
Where the author teaches is far from the ocean, bordered on one side by forests of ponderosa and by the High Desert on the other. So when his first graders walked into class on the Monday morning after the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami along the coast of Japan--and their usual light conversations about the weekend included some sobering…
Descriptors: Current Events, Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Inquiry
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Chen, Wen-Chao; Whitehead, Rex – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
The aim of physics education is to generate understanding of physics and there is considerable anecdotal evidence that passing examinations in physics is not the same as understanding the subject. This paper describes how the areas of difficulties in understanding of physics were determined for pupils in Taiwan aged 13-15. Test material which…
Descriptors: Physics, Short Term Memory, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Knipprath, Heidi; Arimoto, Masahiro – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
International assessment studies have shown since decades that Japanese students score highly on math and science tests. As a consequence, many scholars, education policy officials and journalists outside Japan share the opinion that quality of education is ensured and turn to the Japanese educational system to identify educational effectiveness…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Richards, Emily – Instructor, 2007
Listening to podcasts or watching videocasts in the classroom couldn't be easier--or cheaper. But if one has a computer and an Internet connection, he or she already has all the equipment he or she needs. This article lists ten podcasts for teachers and students.
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Resources, Computer Uses in Education, German
Kolenda, Robert L. – Science Educator, 2007
This article describes the efforts of a combinatorial approach of Schools Around the World (SAW) and Understanding by Design (UbD) to create a foundation for lesson study efforts based on the Japanese model. UbD provides a framework for study units rich in essential content, assessment practices and well-crafted activities. SAW and lesson study…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Process Skills, Lesson Plans, Science Education
Shinohara, Fumihiko – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
This paper presents a brief introduction of the science education in Japan with an overview of the educational contents and standards laid by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). It highlights the results of the International Education Association (IEA) on science education in Japan at upper secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Transitional Programs
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Katayama, Nobuyasu; Kanaizuka, Yasuhiro; Sudarmi, Rini; Yokohama, Yasutsugu – Journal of Biological Education, 2003
The method for extracting and separating hydrophobic photosynthetic pigments proposed by Katayama "et al." ("Japanese Journal of Phycology," 42, 71-77, 1994) has been improved to introduce it to student laboratories at the senior high school level. Silica gel powder was used for removing water from fresh materials prior to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Chemistry, Laboratories, Botany
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Lewis, Catherine – Journal of Staff Development, 2002
Describes the benefits of teaching students using research lessons, focusing on Japan's use of research lessons to teach elementary school science. Research lessons are planned collaboratively and bring to life in a lesson a particular goal or vision of education. The paper notes how research lessons impact teachers' instruction and describes…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
Sartorius, Tara Cady – Arts & Activities, 2001
Focuses on the life and career of Keiji Shinohara. Discusses his artwork,"Silence," and the techniques he used. Includes activities in a variety of subject areas, such as social studies, literature, science, mathematics, natural science, language, visual art, art, and religion. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Expression, Art Products, Artists
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Saeki, Akihiko; Ujiie, Akiko; Tsukihashi, Masami – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2001
Describes a cross-curricular mathematics and physics course offered at Kanazawa Technical College in Japan. The course facilitates students' understanding of the connection between mathematics and physics through hands-on activities. Outlines the advantages of the cross-curricular approach, including students' increased levels of interest in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
Lewis, Catherine – 2000
This paper describes research lessons, which form the core of a larger process called lesson study within Japanese elementary science faculty development. Research lessons are actual classroom lessons with students which are: observed by others; planned for a long time, usually collaboratively; designed to bring to life particular goals of…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education
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