TAKUMI WATANABE

Last Updated :2024/07/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
takumiwhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Takumi Watanabe is Associate Professor of Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hiroshima University, Japan, where he teaches teacher education and elementary education. His research interests are social studies education, living environment studies education, and teacher education.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2018/04/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Associate Professor
  • 2016/04/01, 2018/03/31, Japan Women's University, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Social Sciences, Assistant Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, 2011/04, 2013/03
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, 2013/04, 2016/03

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Education : School Education : Elementary School Teacher Education
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Education;Education on school subjects and activities

Research Keywords

  • Teacher Education, Inquiry-based learning, Concept, Issues, Living Environment Studies, Integrated Studies, Social Studies, Citizenship Education, K-12 Education

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Association for the Education for Living Environment Studies and Integrated Studies
  • The Japanese Educational Research Association for Social Studies (JERASS)
  • The Japanese Society for the Study on Teacher Education
  • The Society of Elementary Education and Curriculum
  • Education in the Social Studies Department Research Association
  • Japanese Association for the Social Studies
  • The Chugoku-Shikoku Society for the Study of Education
  • Japan Curriculum Research and Development Association
  • National Council for the Social Studies(NCSS)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Japanese Educational Research Association
  • JAPAN SOCIETY of RESEARCH on EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE and EDUCATION
  • National Association for the Study of Educational Methods
  • The Japanese Society for the Study of Educational Objectives and Evaluation
  • Japan Association of Global Education
  • The Japanese Society for Curriculum Studies
  • The Japan Society for Studies in "Newspaper in Education"
  • The Geographic Education Society of Japan
  • The Human Geographical Society of Japan
  • The Association of Japanese Geographers
  • The japan society for child study
  • International Association of Early Childhood Education

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Methodology on Period for Integrated Studies
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Design of Period for the Integrated Study
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Teaching Method of Living Environment Studies for the Elementary School
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Prior Teaching for the Practical Study at the Elementary School A
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practical Study at the Elementary School I
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Living Environment Studies
  7. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Field Studies on Community Education I
  8. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Field Studies on Community Education II
  9. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Mentoring for Field Studies on Community Education I
  10. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Mentoring for Field Studies on Community Education II
  11. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Curriculum and Instruction of Transition from Early Childhood Education and Care to Elementary School Education
  12. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Curriculum Development for the Elementary School
  13. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Introduction to Theories of Living Environment Studies for the Elementary School
  14. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Lecture on Learning-materials of Living Environment Studies
  15. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Research Methods in Elementary School Curriculum I
  16. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Research Methods in Elementary School Curriculum II
  17. 2024, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Curriculum and Teaching
  18. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Curriculum and Research
  19. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Primary School Teaching Practice
  20. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Observation of Teaching Practice in Elementary School
  21. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  22. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practical Study at the Elementary School I
  23. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
  24. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practical Study at the Elementary School II
  25. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Pre-school Education and Environment
  26. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Teaching Practice at Kindergarden
  27. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Study Guide and School Library
  28. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  29. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Research into Learning and Curriculum Development
  30. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research into Learning and Curriculum Development
  31. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Research Methods and Ethics for Educational Sciences(Japanese Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  32. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Research Methods and Ethics for Educational Sciences(Japanese Class)Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  33. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Curriculum Development
  34. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Curriculum Development
  35. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Further Study in Learning and Curriculum Development
  36. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Basic Study in Children and the Design of Teaching Materials a
  37. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Advanced Study in Children and the Design of Teaching Materials a
  38. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  39. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Curriculum making and learning instruction about the local community at the lower-elementary level: A case study of 'living environment studies' teachers in western Japan, Education 3-13, 20230428
  2. Our Search for Shutaisei: Self-study of Three University-Based Teacher Educators, Studying Teacher Education, 19(2), 128-146, 2023
  3. Middle leaders as teacher educators: The case of the Kenkyushunin (chief teacher of school research) in Japan, Front. Educ, 8, 202301
  4. ★, Trends in Research on Teaching and Learning Spatial Cognition in Elementary Social Studies in Japan: A Systematic Review from 1989 to 2019, Geographical review of Japan series B, 94(2), 49-64, 20211225
  5. Educating Teachers as Designers: The Potentials of Kyouzai Kenkyuu in Social Science Teacher Education, Journal of Social Science Education, 20(3), 174-195, 20211015

Publications such as books

  1. 2021, J. Kim, N. Yoshida, S. Iwata, & H. Kawaguchi (Eds.), LESSON STUDY-based teacher education: From Japan to the world., Hiromi Kawaguchi, Takumi Watanabe. All routes lead to lesson study: Lesson study in methods courses for teacher preparation., New York, NY: Routledge, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, 9780367478452, 240, 16

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Introduction, localization, and divergence of self study in the context of Japanese society: Dilemmas of teacher educators, Masahiro SAITO, Yu OSAKA, Takumi WATANABE, Kazuhiro KUSAHARA, ATEE 2021 Annual Conference, 2021/09/10, Without Invitation, English, Association for Teacher Education in Europe, Online
  2. Trends and Issues of Teaching Local Environment at Primary Grades in Japan: Focused on the Subject "Living Environment Studies", Takumi Watanabe and Hiroaki Sakaue, IGU-CGE Conference 2021 in Prague, 2021/08/11, Without Invitation, English, International Geographical Union Commission on Geographical Education (IGU-CGE), Prague (Online)