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Introduction to the Major
Faculty members talk about what you can learn and what makes this major special.
The mission of the Education major is to deepen students' understanding of various aspects of education within larger social contexts and from a global and comparative perspective, and to extend students' knowledge of educational philosophy and practice. This encompasses the goal of enhancing students' abilities to plan curriculums and apply their knowledge to education utilizing media and technology.
To accomplish this mission, the Education major is committed to:
- Cultivating deeper understanding of the theories and practice of education through sociological, philosophical and historical analysis in various contexts.
- Developing global and comparative perspectives on education, global society, and global citizenship, and awareness of the diverse ideas, values, and cultures in an ever-changing global landscape.
- Understanding the influences of media and technology on children and the youth as well as communication processes in education.
- Learning strategies to maximize educational experiences by integrating media and technology, with the aim of developing innovative methods concerning classwork design and actual teaching./li>
In the Education major, students aim to:
- Develop a broad understanding of major educational theories from philosophical and historical perspectives.
- Develop a global perspective to examine educational policies, curriculums and practices in relation to both education policies and reforms in advanced countries (Japan, the US, etc.) and issues of reforms, development and international cooperation for developing countries (Cambodia, India, Kenya, Uganda, etc.).
- Learn about effective, efficient and appealing applications of media and technology in education, and examine the instructional design , media-mediated learning environments, and the dynamics of educational communication (face-to-face and media-based) in relation to critical issues such as the digital divide, cultural divide, and gender issues.
- Analyze various local and global influences on educational practices and policies from a sociological perspective.