Hiroshima journal of school education Volume 8
2002-03-20 発行

総合的な学習における単元導入部分の活動による問題意識の変容 : 小学校第4学年「西条盆地の水・自然・人 : 西条盆地の水辺を調べよう」を事例として

Children's Awareness of the Problems in Integrated Study : A Case Study of "Water, Nature and the People at Saijo Basin" for the Fourth Graders
The New Courses of study that include Period for Integrated Study will be implemented from 2002. It is important for a child to have a keen awareness of the problem, when he or she studies Integrated Study as a problem-solving learning. The aim of this paper is to examine to what extent awareness of the problems is changed by the lesson of Integrated Study. The results are as follows. 1 Children do not have the awareness of all problems about their surroundings and communities. 2 Knowing new matters are necessary for children to arouse their interests. 3 Learning through effective activities and personal experiences makes children's awareness concrete and keen.