Takuya Baba

Last Updated :2022/01/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
E-mail
takubahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Located in Japan, researching on mathematics education from the prespectives of developmental assistance to the developing countries and of international comparison. Area of specialization is lesson study, teacher professional growth, ethnomathematics and curriculum development

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2003/10/01, 2010/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Associate Professor
  • 2001/07/01, 2003/09/30, Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Assistant Professor
  • 2004/09/01, 2005/03/31, University of Tsukuba, Visiting Researcher
  • 2004/04/01, 2005/03/31, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan
  • 2004/04/01, 2004/09/30, Hiroshima Prefectural Women University, Part-Time Lecturer

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School, Division of International Cooperation, Japan, 1998/04, 2001/06
  • Osaka University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics, Japan, 1980/04, 1984/03

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Hiroshima University
  • Master of Education, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : International Education Development Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : International Education Development Program

Research Fields

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

Research Keywords

  • Research on values in Mathematics education
  • Endogenous development
  • Lesson study and teachers' professional community
  • Lesson analysis
  • Social and cultural aspect of mathematics education
  • Ethnomathematics
  • Verb-based Curriculum

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japan Soceity of Mathematics Education
  • Japan Academic Society of Mathematics Education
  • Japan Society of Science Education
  • Japan Curriculum Research and Development Association
  • The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
  • The Japan Soceity for International Development
  • Japan Comparative Education Society
  • Japan Association for African Studies
  • World Association of Lesson Study, 2014

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introduction to International cooperation
  2. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Academic approach to SDGs - A
  3. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Academic approach to SDGs - A[On-Demand]
  4. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Japanese Experience of Human Development-Culture, Education, and Health
  5. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Japanese Experience of Human Development-Culture, Education, and Health[On-Demand]
  6. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 4Term, Project Research
  7. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Research Methods and Ethics for Educational Sciences
  8. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Educational Sciences and Society
  9. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, History of Japanese Educational Development
  10. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Mathematics Education Development
  11. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Fundamental Theory of Practice in International Cooperation in Education I
  12. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Fundamental Theory of Practice in International Cooperation in Education II
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Theory and Practice of Curriculum and Instruction
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (2021 Oct. Master Students)
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Curriculum Development

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. The Perspective of Construction and Innovation of Didactics of Mathematics as a Scientific Discipline : The Case of Japan and its Didactical Issue(a joint work), Journal of International Development and Cooperation., 3(1), 103-114, 19970301
  2. The Present Significance of Media Literacy and its Development, The Bulletin of Japanese Curriculum Research and Development, 22(1), 43-53, 19990601
  3. Redefinition of Journal of International Development and Cooperation Literacy towards EFA Erra : Focusing on the Mathematics Education, Journal of Internatinal Development and Cooperation, 6(1), 197-209, 20000301
  4. International Cooperation for Kenya in Mathematics Education, 357, 60-62, 20001001
  5. The Development of Mathematics Education Based on Ethnomathematics(3) Analysis of Mathematical Activities in terms of Verbs, 5, 29-35, 19990401
  6. For the Reform of Mathematics Education in Kenyan Secondary Schools, Journal of International Development and Cooperation., 7(1), 67-75, 20010401
  7. The Intersection of Critical Mathematics Education and Ethnomathematics, Journal of Science Education in Japan, 25(3), 191-199, 2001
  8. The Development of Mathematics Education Based on Ethnomathematics(2): Analysis of Universal Activities in terms of Verbs, International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice, 3(1), 65-75, 20010301
  9. The Development of Mathematics Education Based on Ethnomathematics(2): Analysis of Universal Activities in terms of Verbs, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference of Psychlogy of Mathematics Education, 2, 41-48, 20000701
  10. The Development of Mathematics Education Based on Ethnomathematics: the interaction of critical mathematics education and ethnomathematics, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of Psychlogy of Mathematics Education, 2, 49-56, 19990701
  11. Present Status and Issues of International Cooperation in Mathematics Education by Means of Abacuses in North-Eastern Thailand, 26(4), 29-38, 20040301
  12. Cultural Aspect of Mathematics Education in Japan from the Perspective of Mathematical Thinking, 12, 247-252, 20060601
  13. ★, Mathematics Education in Soceity and Era with Multi-values, 89(10), 20-27, 20070201
  14. Implication of Education Development fo Developing Countries from International Comparative Survey: a Case of Ghana National TIMSS Report, 11(1), 129-140, 20080101
  15. ★, Possibilities of Lesson Study Approach in International Cooperation: a Case of Zambia, 12(1), 107-118, 20090301
  16. Graduate School of International Cooperation and Development, IDEC-JICA Special Program, 20100801
  17. Analysis of Mathematics Curriculum in Zambia, 1, 41-51, 20100401
  18. Mathematics Education in Zambia, 70-73, 20110701
  19. In-service Training at the Attached School: Aiming at Improvement of Mathematics Teachers' Competence in Junior High Schools, 23-28, 20120301
  20. Analysis of Primary Mathematics in Bangladesh from Pupils' and Teachers' Perspectives - Focusing on Fraction, International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice, 9(1), 37-53, 20071001
  21. ★, Values in Japanese Mathematics Education: A historical development, ZDM Mathematics Education, 44, 21-32, 20120301
  22. Values in Japanese Mathematics Education from the perspective of Open-Ended Approach, Teaching Innovations, 27(3), 69-82, 2015
  23. Consideration of Experimental Lesson by the Core Technical Team and Issues of Mathematics Education in Zambia, Zambia Journal of Teacher Professional Growth, 1(2), 13-33, 2013
  24. A Critical Look at Mathematics Science Textbooks in Zambia: Sequencing and Arrangements of Items in Grade 8 – Part 1, Zambia Journal of Teacher Professional Growth, 1(1), 149-165, 2013
  25. Reconstruction of the Notion “Learner-Centered” for Mathematics Education in Zambia Junior Secondary Schools, Zambia Journal of Teacher Professional Growth, 1(1), 16-28, 2013
  26. Transformation of the mathematics Subject Matter Knowledge into Classroom Teaching by Mongolian teachers, 15, 107-122, 2008
  27. Teachers Institution and Participation in a Lesson Study Project in Zambia: Implication and Possibilities, Africa-Asia University Dialogue for Educational Development Report of the International Experience Sharing Seminar(2) -Actual Status and Issues of Teacher Professional Development, 85-102, 2011
  28. School-based Research in Educational Development - Perspectives and Issues of Mathematics Education Research, Journal of Research and Practice of International Cooperation in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 1, 13-24, 2009
  29. Mathematics education and mathematical literacy in context of Africa, Research on Education in Africa, 7, 11-26, 2017
  30. Transformation of Students' Values In the Process of Solving Socially Open-Ended Problems (2): Focusing on Long-Term Transformation, Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 4, 187-194, 2016

Publications such as books

  1. 2017, J. W. Son, T. Watanabe & J. J. Lo (Eds.), What matters?: Research trends in international comparative studies in mathematics education DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-51187-0_18., The WIFI study: Students’ valuing of mathematics learning in Hong Kong and Japan., values in mathematics education, international comparative studies, Cham, Switzerland: Springer., 2017, 2017, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Seah, W. T., Baba, T., & Zhang, Q. P.
  2. 2017/20/17, Marisa Quaresma, Carl Winsløw, Stéphane Clivaz, João Pedro da Ponte, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Akihiko Takahashi (eds) Mathematics Lesson Study around the World, Lesson study efforts in Japan are analyzed in terms of hisorical, community, institution and international cooperation perspectives., Mathematics Education Lesson Study in Japan from Historical, Community, Institutional and Development Assistance Perspectives., Lesson study, History, Insitution, community, Springer, 2017, 2017, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, Takuya Baba, Atsumi Ueda, Hiroyuki Ninomiya, Keiko Hino
  3. 2018, B. Rott, G. Törner, J. Peters-Dasdemir, A. Möller, & Safrudiannur (Eds.), Views and beliefs in mathematics education: The role of beliefs in the classroom, Value-focused thinking in the mathematics classroom: Engaging students in decision-making through socially open-ended problem solving, Springer International Publishing, 2018, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 英語, González, O., Baba, T., & Shimada, I., pp. 55–68
  4. 2019, Clarkson P., Seah W., Pang J. (eds) Values and Valuing in Mathematics Education. ICME-13 Monographs., Socially Open-Ended Problems for Enriching Student Learning with Mathematical Models and Social Values, Values, open ended approach, Springer, Cham., 2019, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Values and Valuing in Mathematics Education, pp 171-183

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Teacher Education: Labyrinth or common sense?, Takuya Baba, International Conference in Mathematics and Science Education, 2016/11/21, With Invitation, English, Indonesia University of Education, Bandung
  2. Exploration of a good lesson in Indonesia, Takuya Baba, Lesson study in Bandung, Indonesia, 2016/08/02, With Invitation, English, Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia University of Education
  3. “Japan’s Education…Right?”, Takuya Baba, The 11th National Conference of Japanese Studies Association of Thailand, 2017/11/23, With Invitation, English, Japanese Studies Association of Thailand, Khon Kaen University, Recent development and issues of education in Japan has been discussed in relation with Thailand.
  4. How Lesson Study Works in Africa and Asia? – Cases of Indonesia and Zambia, Takuya Baba, World Associations of Lesson Studies (WALS) International Conference 2017, 2017/11/24, Without Invitation, English, World Associations of Lesson Studies (WALS), Nagoya University, Lesson study efforts in Zambia and Indonesia have been presented as model cases. They are critically examined.
  5. Development of Third Wave project and Related researches in Japan, Takuya Baba, Third wave project conference, 2017/12/06, With Invitation, English, Zhang, Chinese University Hong Kong
  6. Difficulties and opportunities between local and global in curriculum and teacher education, Takuya Baba, [Re]Thinking Curriculum Design For 21st Century, Asia Pacific Conference On Curriculum Studies and Instructional Designing 2019, 2019/07/26, With Invitation, English, Asia Pacific Conference On Curriculum Studies and Instructional Designing, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  7. Lesson study approach for teachers’ professional growth in mathematics education and consideration of three examples, Takuya Baba, Promoting Challenge-Driven Research in Mathematical Sciences and Building Collaborative Research Networks The 5th Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2019), 2019/08/13, With Invitation, English, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya., Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  8. 21st Century Curriculum and Learning-Teaching, Takuya Baba, seminar by Mongolian Institute for Educational Research and Institute for Teacher’s Professional Development., 2019/09/23, With Invitation, English, Mongolian Institute for Educational Research, Institute for Teacher’s Professional Development., Mongolian Institute for Educational Research, Institute for Teacher’s Professional Development, Ulanbartar.

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. The Japan Society for International Development, 2016/11, 2016/11
  2. Japan Academic Society of Mathematics Education , 2017/01, 2017/01
  3. International Seminar in Mathematics Education, 2014/12, 2014/12