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Message from the Chairman of Faculty of Education and Human Studies

TAKEDA Atsushi:
Chairman of Faculty of Education

TAKEDA Atsushi:
Chairman of Faculty of Education
and Human Studies

The Faculty of Education and Human Studies was reborn as a new Faculty in April 2014. The new Faculty of Education and Human Studies consists of two major departments: "School Education" for cultivating future teachers, and "Local Culture" for cultivating human resources who can contribute to the local revitalization.

Department of School Education includes the following five courses: "Course for Compulsory School Teachers", "Course for English Language Teachers", "Course for Science and Mathematics Teachers", "Course for Special Needs Education Teachers", and "Course for Child Development and Education". In addition to the conventional teaching practice, hands-on activities, where students can actually contact with children, are positioned systematically in the curriculum soon after entering the University, aiming to deepen the understanding on children and also to improve the practical skills of the students. It is often said "Teachers have a lot to learn from children." Yes, it is true, so we enriched the coaching system for the students to have more chance to learn from children. We strongly believe that the students who entered this University this year will surely become teachers who love children, when they graduate four year later.

Department of Regional Studies and Humanities consists of two courses: "Program in Regional Studies", which mainly treats the field of social science, and "Program in Humanities", which mainly treats the field of human sciences. In this Department, community associating projects and seminars of special region studies are systematically provided. Also, the following eight areas of studies are provided, from which the students can freely select: public policy, life science, local environment, information communication, psychological practice, Japanese culture, international culture and art culture. What are needed now, among others, are the communication skill and team work. These are the power to help comprehend other people under different situation and/or of different generation, to find the point of contact and to link the relationship between those people. Department of Regional Studies and Humanities respects and puts importance on the diversity of knowledge, and enhance those powers through the field works and seminars. We welcome joining us to study together.