Research Study on "Satoyama" Program To Experience A Natural Environment And Traditional Technology
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||OSAKA PREFECTURAL EDUCATION CENTER |
ABE Masanori Department of Subject Studies, researcher and supervisor, 教科教育部・専門教育室, 研究員兼指導主事 (30311468)
OKAMOTO Itsuko Department of Subject Studies, Researcher/Chief Supervisor, 教科教育部・専門教育室, 研究員兼主任指導主事 (50321930)
YAMADA Yukio Department of Subject Studies, Researcher/Chief Supervisor, 教科教育部・専門教育室, 研究員兼主任指導主事 (80260363)
ESAKA Takashi Department of Science, Chief Researcher, 科学教育部・理科第二室, 主任研究員 (30150238)
KAMEHIR Fukuichi Department of Educational Planning and Coordination, Researcher/Supervisor, 教育企画部・教育課題研究室・障害教育グループ, 研究員兼指導主事 (90342972)
FUKUOKA Masaru Department of Subject Studies, Researcher/Supervisor, 教科教育部・専門教育室, 研究員兼指導主事 (20321929)
|Project Period (FY)
2001 – 2002
Completed (Fiscal Year 2002)
|Budget Amount *help
¥4,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,000,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥2,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,900,000)
|Keywords||SATOYAMA / the natural environment / traditional technology / learning by experience / environmental education / school education / a measure of safety / crisis management|
Japan, two-thirds of which is covered with forests, occupies a very high place in the world with regards to forestry. The largest part of the forest land in Japan is privately owned. With economic growth, deforestation has been rapidly advancing, and with a decrease in the number of forestry workers, the ruin of the forests has been devastating.
In recent years, a good deal of attention has been paid to the natural environment surrounding the earth, resulting in a serious call for forest conservation. At schools, a new course of study went into effect, and various hands-on activities were instituted to foster a "zest for living" and cultivate a "rich humanity" through integrated study, environmental education, and hands-on activities.
We conducted research on the Satoyama program on a nationwide scale. Our research clarified three characteristic features of this program.
【○!1】Cooperation of the organizations such as administration, volunteer groups and NPO are definitely necessary to deve
lop Satoyama. The purposes of this program might differ, depending upon the differences in productivity of agriculture and forestry by the participation of local residents.
【○!2】 When we observed some Satoyama programs, we found a distinct difference in approaches ; Should the mountains be preserved as they are? Or should mountains be developed so that people can use them easily.
【○!3】There were a few mountains called Satoyama where schools could provide students with various hands-on activities.
Through our research study, we came to the following conclusion ; Support of technical staffs and volunteers with qualification are required so that schools can provide students with various hands-on activities in the mountains called Satoyama. In addition, teachers should have qualifications with regards to hands-on activities.
We showed some examples of crisis management and insurance since hands-on activities in the mountains can be dangerous. Also, we took "horse therapy" as an example of emotional education in the Satoyama program, and showed the details of the therapy.
At present, there is a plan that students will participate in the agricultural facilities in Izumi City, Osaka. We would like to reflect the fruits of our research study of the plan. Less
Report (3 results)
Research Products (3 results)