Theory of Lesson Creation for Lower-grade Life Environment Studies in Japan: Focusing on the Narratives and Practices of Social Studies Teacher Kazumasa Arita

Abstract

This study aims to clarify the theory of creating lessons for the lower grades on "life environment studies" in Japan, with a focus on the narrative and practice of social studies teacher, Kazumasa Arita (1935–2014). In this research, the following three points are explained. First, Arita's theory of creating “life environment studies” lessons during his tenure at the Aichi University of Education was different from his social studies lesson theory while he was associated with the elementary school affiliated to Tsukuba University, and he had changed to "zest for life" as a "new view of academic ability." Second, it became clear that during his tenure at the Aichi University of Education, Arita had his idea for an annual plan of the “life environment studies” and he was working on the practice of imparting lessons on “life environment studies” with an emphasis on "questioning." Thirdly, the development of teaching materials was emphasized in the theory and practice of making life science lessons in Arita during the time of Aichi University of Education. Based on the above theoretical characteristics of lesson-making for lower-grade “life environment studies” in Japan, I think that it will give suggestions for the theory and practice of lesson-making in lower-grade education in Asia.



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Katsuhisa Shirai, Aichi Toho University, Japan

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Conference: ACE2021
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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Shirai K. (2022) Theory of Lesson Creation for Lower-grade Life Environment Studies in Japan: Focusing on the Narratives and Practices of Social Studies Teacher Kazumasa Arita ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2021: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2022.32
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2022.32


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