Tetsuo Isozaki

Last Updated :2022/07/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
E-mail
isozakihiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I have researched science education in Japan and other countries, especially in the United Kingdom, with a comparative historical approach. The current research interests include teacher knowledge of science teachers, focusing on the nature of teacher knowledge and how it can be developed through lesson study. I have participated in both the in-house and open-house lesson studies of attached schools to our university, and given comments based on these research results. As the head of the committee, I have organized the Science Festival for younger people in Hiroshima to encourage them to pursue science and technology.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

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

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Education : Science, Technology and Society Education : Secondary School Science 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

  • Complex systems;Science education / Educational technology;Science education
  • Social sciences;Education;Education on school subjects and activities

Research Keywords

  • science education
  • comparative education|science education
  • human development|science teaching
  • teacher education
  • Pre-and in -service teacher education
  • Secondary school
  • teacher education
  • reflective practitioner
  • Science Teacher
  • Histroy of science teaching

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • American Educational Research Association
  • East-Asian Association for Science Education
  • Australasian Science Education Research Association
  • European Science Education Research Association
  • Japanese Educational Research Association

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, The Principles of Science Teaching I
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, The Principles of Science Teaching II
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practical Study in Science Education
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, History of Science Teaching
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Theory on science curriculum
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Research Seminar in Science Education
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Research Seminar in Science Education
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Media Literacy and Science
  12. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Science Education B
  13. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Science Education B
  14. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Basic Study in Comparative Curriculum Design
  15. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Advanced Study in Comparative Curriculum Design
  16. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  17. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study
  18. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  19. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, The Principles of Science Teaching I
  20. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, The Principles of Science Teaching II
  21. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practical Study in Science Education
  22. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, History of Science Teaching
  23. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Theory on science curriculum
  24. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Research Seminar in Science Education
  25. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Research Seminar in Science Education
  26. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  27. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  28. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Media Literacy and Science
  29. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Science Education B
  30. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Science Education B
  31. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Basic Study in Comparative Curriculum Design
  32. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Advanced Study in Comparative Curriculum Design
  33. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study
  34. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Science Teachers' Pedagogical Development: Focusing on lesson study, Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2019 Conference. The beauty and pleasure of understanding: engaging with contemporary challenges through science education, 1606-1614
  2. Analysis of implemented science curricula: An approach from teachers' pedagogical perspectives, Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2019 Conference. The beauty and pleasure of understanding: engaging with contemporary challenges through science education, 1091-1098
  3. Learning to Teach Science: The Curriculum of Student Teaching in Hiroshima "Attached" Schools, Journal of Science Teacher Education, 11(3), 189-206, 2000
  4. Secondary science education for whom?: A historical case study from Japan, Proceedeings of 2006 International Conference on Science Education for the Next Society, 1, 3-15, 20061116
  5. Why do teachers as a profession engage in lesson study as an essential part of their continuing profrssional development in Japan?, International Journal of Curriculum Development and Practice, 13(1), 31-40, 20110301
  6. Science Primers and Their Impact on Science Education in the Second Half of the 19th Century in Japan, Proceedings of The First IHPST Asian Regional Conference, 138-139, 20121001
  7. General science as a humanized science study: What can we learn from its history?, Proceedings of 2014 Second IHPST Asian Regional Conference, 2, 33-33, 2014
  8. ★, The Organisation and the Recontextualization of Rika (School Science) Education in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century in Japan, SCIENCE & EDUCATION, 23(5), 1153-1168, 2014
  9. How do pre-service science teachers develop their teacher knowledge? A qualitative study focusing on teaching practice in schools, Theory and Research for Developing Learning Systems, 2, 23-33, 201603
  10. Research into development of beliefs about the goals and purposes of science teaching: Analysys of life stories of five experienced science teachers, Theory and Research for Developing Learning Systems, 2, 35-47, 201603
  11. ★, Historical insights into British, Japanese and US general science from the first half of the twentieth century, Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2, 1-16, 20160512
  12. Lesson Study as one art of investigation for practitioners and researchers, EASE2016TOKYO 2016 International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education E-Proceedings, 16-17, 201608
  13. ★, Laboratory work as a teaching method: A historical case study of the institutionalization of laboratory science in Japan, Espacio, Tiempo y Educación, 4(2), 101-120, 2017
  14. A comparative study on scientific misconduct between Korean and Japanese science gifted students, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics Science and Technology Education, 13(7), 3519-3538, 201707
  15. Science teacher education in Japan: past, present, and future, Asia-Pacific Science Education, 4, 1-14, 20180607
  16. What affects Japanese science teachers' pedagogical perspectives in lower secondary schools? A case study of international comparison between Hiroshima (Japan) and Leeds (England), International Journal of Science Education, 1-20, 2020

Publications such as books

  1. 2022/03/22, Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Innovations and Practices in Asia, Rethinking Lesson Study in Japan: A Case Study Analysis, Springer, 2022, 3, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Tetsuo Isozaki, Takko Isozaki, 978-981-16-9784-5, 992, 573-588
  2. 2020/07/20, Science Education Research and Practice from Japan, Why reaserch the history of science education/teaching (Rika) in Japan?, Springer, 2021, 7, Scholarly Book, Compilation, English, Tetsuo Isozaki, 9789811627453, 199, 1-24
  3. 2020/05, Values in Science Education: The Shifting Sands, Exploring the professional learning values inherent in Japan's lesson study, Springer Nature, 2020, 5, Scholarly Book, Single work, Tetsuo Isozaki, 978-3-030-42172-4, 229, 139-152
  4. 2017/03, Model Science Teacher Preparation Programs: An international comparison of what works, Secondary Science Teacher Education/Training in Japan, Information Age Publishing, 2017, 3, Scholarly Book, Compilation, English, Tetsuo Isozaki, 9781681238012, 328
  5. 2016/07, Science Education Research and Practice in Asia, How Have Japanese Rika (School Science) Teachers Traditionally Formed Their Own Cultures and Improved Their Teaching Competencies Through Research and Practice?, Springer, 2016, 7, Scholarly Book, Single work, English, Tetsuo ISOZAKI, 978-981-10-0845-0, 578, 517-538
  6. 2016/07, Science Education Research and Practice in East Asia: Trends and Perspectives, Why We Study the History of Science Education in East Asia: A Comparison of the Emergence of Science Education in China and Japan, Higher Education Publishing, 2016, 7, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Tetsuo ISOZAKI, 9789862661512, 438, 5-26
  7. 2015/01, Encyclopedia of Science Education, Lesson Study Research and Practice in Science Classrooms, Springer Reference, 2015, 1, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Single work, English, Richard Gunstone (Ed.), 9789400721494, 1120, 4(615-618)
  8. 1996/07, Geoscience Education and Training, A survey of Earth science education in Japan, A.A.Balkemen, 1996, 07, Scholarly Book, Single work, Stow, D. A. V. and G. J. H. McCall (Eds.), 9054106573, 15(93-107)

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Several factors of successful science education in Japan, Tetsuo Isozaki, The 3rd International Conference on Science, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship and Technology Education Online) in Turkey, 2021/09/30, With Invitation, English
  2. The benefits of lesson plans for teaching and professional development: A teacher knowledge perspective, The World Education Research Association Focal Meeting 2020, 2021/71, Without Invitation, English, The World Education Research Association, Spain
  3. Lesson Study as one art of investigation for practitioners and researchers, Tetsuo ISOZAKI, East-Asia Association for Science Education 2106 Tokyo, 2016/08/26, With Invitation, English, East-Asia Association for Science Education, Tokyo

Awards

  1. 2021/06/21, 2021 EASE Distinguished Contribution (Research) Award, East-Asian Association for Science Education
  2. 2018/12/01, Outstanding Paper Awards of EASE 2018 Hualien, East-Asia Association for Science Education