Undergraduate Program

About the Undergraduate Division

There has never been an era before now which has seen so many problems centered around personal development and growth. This School offers training in the theoretical and practical aspects of problems pertaining to “character building”.

The research area of this School covers the whole spectrum of human society, focusing on a wide variety of educational issues, affecting elementary school through university, and addressing everything from problems of children upbringing and discipline in the home, to youth counseling, human relations in the workplace, various educational and cultural problems with internationalization, and issues of lifelong character building. The large range of themes is approached from various angles, from an individual perspective to a global one, and the program integrates research outcomes from various areas.

Welcoming Enthusiastic Students for a Variety of Courses in the Sciences of Personal Development (Character Building) and a Curriculum for Small Group Education

The School of Education, with a freshman enrolment quota of 65 students, is a relatively small school. For these students, we have over 30 full-time instructors with additional instructors from outside the School, and have designed 5 programs, each with an original curriculum.

In order to cultivate leaders who are creative and have vision in a modern society that is increasingly becoming more globalized and information-oriented, we provide within our courses face-to-face educational instruction for a select group of students. The vigorous exchange of ideas and opinions that occurs between instructors and students is one of the distinguishing characteristics of this School.

Undergraduate Programs

Lifelong Education and Development

Lifelong Educational and Development Program allowing people to live meaningful lives

The education of people begins in the family, continues on in school and society and spans a whole lifetime. In this program, the plethora of cultural and societal factors which determine character building and the developmental processes of an individual are considered using various perspectives such as history, systems, community, work and technology. More specifically, we utilize approaches from such fields as History of Education, Educational Administration, Adult and Lifelong Education, Technical and Technological Education.

History of Education : Prof. YOSHIKAWA
Educational Administration : Prof. ISHII / *Asst. Prof. KONAGAI
Adult and Lifelong Education : Assoc. Prof. KAWANO
Technical and Technological Education

※Faculty members marked with an asterisk (*) are not designated for supervising the graduation thesis of Bachelor degree candidates at the School of Education.

School Education and Information Science Program

Making inquiries into the meaning of education

What is the role of school, and to what expectations should it be responsive in an era of rapid information growth? This program guides students into conducting participant observation and field studies on the process and structure of school education within an information-oriented society. Focus is also placed upon the growth of individuals, looking at their actual school life and school culture, and also, the meaning that education has for them. Areas such as Technologies in Education, Curriculum Studies, Educational Management, Methods of Education, and Teacher Education.

Technologies in Education
Curriculum Studies : Prof. WATANABE
Methods of Education : Prof. SHIBATA / Assoc. Prof. SAKAMOTO
Educational Management : Prof. NAMBU
Teacher Education : Prof. ARANI / Lecturer KUSANAGI

International Education and Culture Program

The Drama of Intercultural Contact and Self-Awareness

The internationalization and globalization of modern society is expanding at a rapid rate. This program provides opportunities for deepening intercultural contact, for communication with people from different cultures, and for mutual understanding of diverse cultures. At the same time, the program emphasizes a re-discovery of ones own culture, and self-reflection. Specifically, issues related to people and education on a global level are studied concurrently with areas such as Foundation of Human Development, Comparative Education, Anthropology of Education, Sociology of Education, and Higher Education Studies.

Foundation of Human Development : Assoc. Prof. IZAWA
Comparative Education : Prof. MATSUMOTO
Anthropology of Education : Prof. HATTORI
Sociology of Education : Prof. ITOH / Prof. UCHIDA
Higher Education Studies : Assoc. Prof. MARUYAMA

Human Psychology Program

Investigating the human mind and behavioral dynamics from various angles

Who are we? What constitutes a person? How is the self construed? These are questions pursued by this program, which examines the function of human cognition and personality characteristics within the socio-cultural context using scientific and quantitative methods. In particular, inquiries are made from a number of academic perspectives such as Psychometrics, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Psychology of Personality, and Social Psychology.

Psychometrics : Prof. ISHII / Assoc. Prof. MITSUNAGA
Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Learning : Prof. NAKAYA
Psychology of Personality : Assoc. Prof. MIZOKAWA / Assoc. Prof. YAMAGATA
Social Psychology : Prof. TAKAI / Assoc. Prof. IGARASHI

Counseling and Psychotherapy Program

New knowledge and support for the merger of personal growth and lifestyle space

What are the possibilities for human development and its prosesses? This program looks at personal growth and development from birth to old age, and studies the expansion of such life space as family, school, community, and workplace. In particular, this research area utilizes perspectives from Life-span Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Family Psychology, and School Psychology.

Life-span Developmental Psychology : Prof. HIRAISHI
Clinical Psychology : Prof. KONO / Assoc. Prof. TAZUKE
Family Psychology : Prof. NAGATA / Prof. KANEKO / Prof. KOZUKA
School Psychology : Assoc. Prof. NOMURA