Practice system class

4- Year Practical Training Programs (Overview)

The Teacher-training Division for Schools offers practical training for four years to help students acquire the communication and practical leadership skills that are necessary for educators.

1st Year: "Friendship" Activities
2nd Year: Geriatric Care Training, Observation of Classes
3rd Year: Teaching Practice (Affiliated Junior High School, Affiliated Elementary School)
4th Year: Teaching Practice (Affiliated Kindergarten, Affiliated Special Needs School), Applied Teaching Practice

 

"Friendship" Activities (First Year, Compulsory)

This program, supported by the public elementary (primary) schools of Kochi City and the Youth Development Association, helps students learn how to communicate with children through various activities, such as environmental volunteer activities and community-school linking activities, and to acquire communication skills required as prospective teachers.

 

Support Practice (Second Year, Elective)

By supporting event management and learning in a small school located in a hilly and mountainous area, students have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of how children behave at school, what the role of an elementary school teacher is, and how local residents view their local school. This is also an opportunity to foster the ability to put the knowledge they have acquired into practice.

 

Geriatric Care Training (Second Year, Compulsory, 7 Days)

This program offers a 2-day experience in a nursing home in Kochi City or Prefecture and a 5-day experience in our Affiliated Special Education School (Special Needs School), and helps students acquire the necessary qualifications as prospective teachers engaged in compulsory education, i.e., to respect individuals' human dignity and to deepen their understanding of social collaboration, and thereby enhance their communication skills necessary in education.

 

Observation of Classes (Second Year, Elective, 5 Days)

This program offers students the opportunity to observe how teachers at our Affiliated Schools teach and communicate with children, to prepare themselves for the teaching practice and enhance their communication skills necessary in education.

 

Kindergarten Teaching Practice (Third Year, Compulsory, 4 Weeks)

Students are expected to enhance their practical teaching skills by receiving training in our affiliated kindergarten. They will apply and explore the theories and skills they have learned, find research tasks related to preschool education, and examine their own abilities as prospective teachers.

 

Teaching Practice (Third Year, Compulsory, 4 Weeks)

Students are expected to enhance their practical teaching skills by receiving training in teaching particular subject(s) at our Affiliated Elementary (Primary) School and our Affiliated Junior High School. Students apply and examine the theories and skills they have learned at the university, try to find research tasks related to elementary (primary) and junior high school education, and examine their own aptitude as prospective teachers.

 

Teaching Practice with Children with Special Needs

(Fourth Year, Elective, 4 Weeks)
(Special Need Education Program, Fourth Year, Compulsory, 4 Weeks)
Students are expected to enhance their practical teaching skills by receiving training in teaching at our Affiliated Special Education School. They apply and examine the theories and skills they have learned at the university, try to find research tasks related to special needs school education, and examine their own aptitude as prospective teachers.

 

Applied Teaching Practice (Fourth Year, Elective, 2 Weeks)

Students spend two weeks at a public elementary (primary) or junior high school to enhance their practical teaching skills by experiencing various teaching tasks, including teaching particular subjects.

 

Nursing Practice I (Second Year, Compulsory, 4 Weeks)

Nursing Practice I is compulsory for students taking the Preschool Education Program. Students will spend 60 hours working in a nursery, and then another 60 hours in a welfare institution. They will be expected to examine the knowledge and skills they have learned, such as the principles of childcare and education, infant psychology and development, and nursing techniques. They will be also expected to practically apply them while spending time with infants and users in a nursery and institution.

 

Nursing Practice II (Third Year, Elective, Two Weeks)   

Nursing Practice II involves practical training in a nursery, and is an elective subject that provides 2 credits. Students will practice nursing in a nursery school in order to enhance their ability to understand and judge the welfare needs of children and families and cultivate the abilities and skills necessary for teachers.

 

Nursing Practice III (Third Year, Elective, Two Weeks)

Nursing Practice III involves practical training in a welfare institution, and is an elective subject that provides 2 credits. Students will spend time with children in an institution such as a residential care home for children, a home for children with physical disabilities, a home for children with learning difficulties, and a care home for infants. This will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of children, an awareness of the role and function of these institutions for children, and familiarity with the tasks that childcare workers perform there.

 

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