Hiroshima journal of school education Volume 25
2019-03-20 発行

教科書開発者の専門性を高める研修プログラムをいかにデザインするか : カンボジア教育省社会科教科書改訂プロジェクトを例に

How Should We Design a Professional Development Program for Textbook Developers? A Case of Social Studies Textbook Development Project for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia
Osaka, Yu
Moriya, Fujihiko
The purpose of this study is to empirically clarify how we should design a professional development program for textbook developers by investigating a case of social studies textbook development training course in Japan implemented in June, 2018. We evaluated the outcomes and issues of the case as a design-based research by applying the three-layer conceptual model (“Skill”, “Theory”, and “Belief”) of the expertise for textbook developers and five design principles for the professional development program focusing on “Rationale Development”. The results show the autonomous and positive change in belief of the trainees as well as the improvement of a certain degree of cognitive understanding in theory, and practical skills of textbook design. By disclosing and systematizing the tacit knowledge of such professional development program, this study implies (i) the measures of evaluating and improving the professional development program and its design principles for practitioners in international cooperation, (i) the assurance of mutuality between trainers and trainees, and opportunity of meta-cognition on learning process and outcomes for trainees, and (iii) the potential application of Japan’s experience in textbook development for educational researchers in the field of curriculum and instruction.
Professional development program
Rationale development
Textbook developer
Design principle