Research on Development of a Leader-training Curriculum for Nature-based Experiential Learning Environmental Education
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology |
ASAOKA Yukihiko Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 大学院・共生科学技術研究院, Agriculture, Professor (60201886)
KOJIMA Yoshitaka Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 大学院・共生科学技術研究院, Agriculture, Professor (50142766)
KUROKAWA Yuzo Hiroshima University, Associate Professor (00234592)
MIYANO Junji Kyoto Women's University and Kyoto Women's Junior College, Professor (00229874)
ANDO Toshihiko Saitama University, Professor (40202791)
NOJO Ayumu Hokkaido University of Education, Associate Professor (20311524)
小泉 紀雄 日本体育大学, 体育学部, 教授 (90097105)
南里 悦史 東京農工大学, 大学院・共生科学技術研究院, 教授 (20218077)
石崎 一記 東京成徳大学, 人文学部, 教授 (70327261)
小島 喜孝 東京農工大学, 大学院共生科学技術研究院, 教授 (50142700)
|Project Period (FY)
2005 – 2007
Completed (Fiscal Year 2007)
|Budget Amount *help
¥11,920,000 (Direct Cost: ¥10,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,020,000)
Fiscal Year 2007: ¥4,420,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,020,000)
Fiscal Year 2006: ¥3,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,700,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥3,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,800,000)
|Keywords||Nature Experiential Learning / Environmental Education / Leader Training / Significant Life Experiment / Scientific Education / SLE / Significant Life Experiences|
1. The Research Commitee for Nature-based Experiential Learning, organized under the current project within this scientific research, drew up a midterm report entitled "General research on setting a training curriculum for leaders in nature-based experiential learning environmental education" and presented the midterm findings of the project report to those concerned. These included the Japanese Society of Environmental Education, the Japan Society for Science Education, and the presentation was tailored to be relevant as such.
2. In order to make both a concrete and practical model in terms of local personnel training and application, the research mainly focused on the survey fields of Kiritappu Wetlands in Hamanaka Town, Kujiro (Hokkaido), a Tarumizu City community/nature school (Kagoshima), and a Yasuoka Village nature school (Nagano). Basic local area surveys and practical analyses were employed. Surveys further delved into practical case studies concerned with the need for competen
cy by leaders in the development of general environmental education, and progress was made in the construction of a theoretical framework.
3. In particular, a group conference was held periodically for researchers in the Tokyo area aiming for the construction of a curriculum that would unite science education and nature-experiential learning. Surveys were also done on practical case studies and actual curriculums employed in Costa Rica and Brazil.
4. While working on research into the construction of leader-training and science education-uniting curriculums, the Research Commitee for Nature-based Experiential Learning held meetings at its convenience, continuing debate to measure the exchange and integration of research results in both groups.
Conclusion : As the research results progressed, based on these four pillars, it became clear that there was high potential for making nature-based experential learning the main approach for putting into practice environmental education within the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) framework. Less
Report (4 results)
Research Products (41 results)