Shotaro IWATA

Last Updated :2020/01/07

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Education, ., Associate Professor
E-mail
ishotarohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My area of ​​expertise, can be described in two perspectives. First, it is physical education in school and teacher education system. PE is requires the accountability and results resposibility in in the global education reform, it must guarantee all the achievements that children learned in physical education classes to as subjects. Among other things, through practical research and verification and teachers on-site teachers, we are working on the development of educational materials and guidance model or curriculum. Next, in teacher education, the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlamds, Singapore, and in the center of the teacher training curriculum for physical education teacher education curriculum, such as Japan, and now we are studying the qualities ability and challenges and problems, such as required for novice teachers. In particular, we are studying by focusing on curriculum development and assessment of methods for training teachers. Second, it is athletics is a professional as a contestant. About 10 years to university since I was in junior high school, I have been jumping competition of field events (long jump, triple jump, high jump) to the center. Currently, we are enjoying athletics from the point of view of the health and physical fitness development. In addition, we are allowed Tazusawara as coach of the part of the university.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2006/04/01, 2008/03/31, University of the Ryukyus
  • 2008/04/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education
  • 2016/04/01, 2017/03/31, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Visiting Scholar

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Japan, 2004/04, 2007/03
  • Hiroshima University, Japan, 2001/04, 2003/03
  • Hiroshima University, Japan, 1997/04, 2001/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Education, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Education : Life-long Activities Education
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Education : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Education : Education and Learning Science

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Health and Sports Sciences Education

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Health / Sports science;Developmental mechanisms and the body works

Research Keywords

  • Curriculum and Instruction of Physical Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Lesson Study

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Society of Sports Education
  • Japan Society of Physical Edcation, Sport & Health Science
  • Japan Curriculum Research and Development Association
  • National Association for the Study of Educational Methods(NASEM)
  • Associate for Teacher Education in Europe, 2016/04
  • World Association of Lesson Studies, 2016/04

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  2. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Instruction Seminar in Track and Field
  3. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Artistic Gymnastics II
  4. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  5. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Introduction to Lifelong Activities Education
  6. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Introducation to Curriculum and Design in Physical Education
  7. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Track and Field
  8. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Fisical Fitness & Apparatus Gymnastics
  9. 2019, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Seminar on Outdoor Activity (Aqua Sports)
  10. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Curriculum and construction of educational materials in Physical education(Sem)
  11. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Educational method and evaluation in Physical education
  12. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 1Term, Research into Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Health and Sport Education)
  13. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 1Term, Advanced Study in Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Health and Sport Education)
  14. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 3Term, Research into Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Health and Sport Education)
  15. 2019, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 3Term, Advanced Study in Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Health and Sport Education)
  16. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Methodologies for Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
  17. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Research on Health and Sports Sciences Education I (Sports Pedagogy)
  18. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Seminar on Health and Sports Sciences Education I (Sports Pedagogy)
  19. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Research on Health and Sports Sciences Education I (Sports Pedagogy)
  20. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Lecture on Health and Sports Sciences Education I (Sports Pedagogy)
  21. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Seminar on Health and Sports Sciences Education I (Sports Pedagogy)

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Reliability and Validity of the Multidimensional Scale of Life Skills in Late Childhood, Education Science, 20130301
  2. Physical Education Pedagogy and A social System Theory : It focuss on the description of a Physical Education lesson., Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University Part. 2 Arts and science education, 275-283, 2005

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. The challenge and perspective on professional development of physical education teachers in the professional standard of pre-serviced education, Shotaro Iwata, 2015/08/25, With Invitation
  2. The Problems and Challenges That Teacher Educators Face in Japan, K. Kusahara, S. Iwata, H. Kawaguchi, M. Okamura and Y. Osaka, Associate for Teacher Education in Europe Conference 2016, 2016/08/23, With Invitation
  3. How young doctoral students grow as teacher educators in Japan: from the 3 cases of Graduate teaching assistants in social studies methodology class, Shotaro Iwata & Anja Swennen, Associate for Teacher Education in Europe Conference 2017, 2016/08/24, Without Invitation, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  4. What is the impact of Short-term Lesson Study in Japanese primary school?, Shotaro Iwata, World Association for Lesson Studies, Conference 2016, Without Invitation
  5. What can Japanese Teacher Educators learn from Dutch Teacher Educators?, Shotaro Iwata, Self-study Group in the Netherlands, 2016/05, With Invitation

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2007
  2. 2009
  3. KAKENHI, 2012, 2014
  4. KAKENHI, 2012, 2014
  5. KAKENHI, 2012, 2014
  6. KAKENHI, Development of the In-service Training Program for Continual Professional Development in Physical Education Teachers, 2009, 2011
  7. KAKENHI, An Empirical Study to Establish an Assessment Model Assuring the Development of Teaching Competence for Physical Education Teachers, 2009, 2011
  8. KAKENHI, Survey on 'Electronic Portfolio' as Assessment Model for Pre-Service Teacher Education, 2008, 2010
  9. KAKENHI, The Development of Assessment Model on Enhancement of"Practical Teaching Skills"in Physical Education Teachers, 2007, 2008
  10. KAKENHI, 2016, 2018