Sachiko Tosa

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Name
Sachiko Tosa
Affiliation
Niigata University
Section
Faculty of Education Chair of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Research Areas

 
 
  • Science education/Educational technology / Educational technology / Physics Education Research
  • Science education/Educational technology / Educational technology / Active Learning in Science Education
  • Science education/Educational technology / Educational technology / International Comparative Study of Science Education

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Aug 2013
 - 
Today
Professor, Faculty of Education, Niigata University
 
Sep 2009
 - 
Jul 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Wright State University
 
Aug 1995
 - 
Jun 2009
Instructor, Courses Department, Museum of Science, Boston
 
Oct 1994
 - 
Jun 2009
Teacher, Middle and High School, Japanese Language School of Greater Boston
 
Jan 2009
 - 
May 2009
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell
 

Education

 
Jan 2005
 - 
May 2009
Program of Mathematics and Science Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell
 
Sep 1980
 - 
Feb 1986
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
 
Apr 1976
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Mar 1980
Physics, Faculty of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University
 

Awards & Honors

 
Aug 2015
Excellence in Paper Presentation at the Annual Conference, Japan Society for Science Education
 
Apr 2015
Excellence in Teaching Award, Niigata University
 
May 2011
Excellence in Teaching Award, Wright State University
 

Published Papers

 
TOSA Sachiko
Journal of the Physics Education Society of Japan   65(3) 156-160   2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Tosa Sachiko
2015 PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE   327-330   2015   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa, Linbo Qian
Proceedings of the 12th Asia Pacific Physics Conference   017002 1-6   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
AERA Online Paper Repository      2013   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
AERA Online Paper Repository      2013   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
AERA Online Paper Repository      2012   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa
Middle Grades Research Journal   6(1) 29-46   Apr 2011   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa
AERA Online Paper Repository      2011   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa, Fred Martin
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching   29 303-325   Aug 2010   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa
AERA Online Paper Repository      2010   [Refereed]
Sachiko Tosa
Physical Review C   34 2302-2311   Dec 1986   [Refereed]
Daniel S. Kolton, Sachiko Tosa
Physics Letters B   172(4) 267-271   May 1986   [Refereed]
Sachiko Shimizu
University of Rochester   1-144   1986   [Refereed]
Sachiko Shimizu
Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics   15 443-454   1985   [Refereed]
What Does Inquiry-Based Teaching Mean to Japanese and American Middle-School Science Teachers?
Sachiko Tosa, Jill H. Lohmeier
AERA Online Paper repository      2009   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Tosa Sachico, Uchida Yuto
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要 自然科学編   11(1) 1-15   Oct 2018
In this study, misconceptions about leverage were revealed though the use of a questionnaire for the college students enrolled in the Science Methods class at a university (N=105). The questionnaire includes a question about the balance of a stiff...
Nakazato Kazuko, Tosa Sachico
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要 自然科学編   11(1) 17-35   Oct 2018
It is often the case that middle-school students have difficulties in understanding concepts in electricity and magnetism in science lessons. Especially in Okinawa where students are facing serious problems of having low scores in the national ass...
Tosa Sachiko, Suenaga Masanori, Hashida Yuki
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要 人文・社会科学編   10(2) 561-568   Mar 2018
The use of technology in science education is known to enhance student learning. However, in Japan, the effectiveness of using sensors and data-loggers was not very much explored. This study examines how the use of temperature sensors and data–log...
Kishi Takashi, Tosa Sachiko
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要 人文・社会科学編   10(2) 551-560   Mar 2018
In the rapidly changing modern society, citizens who are able to integrate various aspects and find the best solution under the given circumstance are very much needed. This study aims to develop a curriculum for promoting student integrated learn...
Tosa Sachiko, Tanaka Hideyuki, Ohta Kiyohisa
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要 人文・社会科学編   10(1) 291-297   Oct 2017
Tosa Sachiko, Daikoku Yoshino
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要 人文・社会科学編   10(1) 299-308   Oct 2017
In this study, the effectiveness of the context-based approach in elementary science lessons was explored. In order to reveal the characteristics of Japanese elementary science lessons in terms of the use of the context-based approach, Japanese le...
Tosa Sachiko, Tazawa Mimari, Matsuda Koto
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要 自然科学編   9(2) 83-90   Mar 2017
In this study, misconceptions about shape dependence of buoyancy were revealed though the useof a questionnaire for the participants of two science classes (children N=45, adults N=49) and forcollege students enrolled in the Science Methods class ...
土佐幸子, 岸本功
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要 自然科学編(Web)   8(1) 21‐28 (WEB ONLY)   Oct 2015
Tosa Sachiko
新潟大学教育学部研究紀要. 人文・社会科学編   7(1) 171-184   2014

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Improving High-School Physics Lessons through Action Research
R. Minami & Tosa, S
第30回日米教師教育学会JUSTEC   Sep 2018   
What Can Japanese Teachers Learn from Lesson Study in the U.S.?
Sachiko Tosa
Sep 2018   
Active Learning in High-School Physics Lessons in Japan
Tosa, S. & Tanaka, H.
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2018   
Lesson Study Improves College Physics Teaching in USA and Japan
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2018   
Lesson Study as a Vehicle to Promote Active Learning in College Physics in the USA and Japan
Sachiko Tosa
World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS)   Nov 2017   
What Makes Japanese High-School Physics Teachers Stay Away from Using Active Learning Instructional Strategies?-Through an international comparison of high-school physics lessons in US, China, Indonesia, and Japan
Sachiko Tosa
Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium   Sep 2017   
U.S. and Japanese Comparative Study of High School Physics Lessons
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2017   
Why not including active learning instructional strategies in your class?-Based on US-Japan comparison of college physics lessons [Invited]
Sachiko Tosa
International Symposium: Transformation of STEM Teaching   Jul 2017   
Tosa Sachiko, Kiryu Shohei
Annual Meeting of the Physical Society of Japan   20 Mar 2017   
TOSA Sachiko, DAIKOKU Yoshino
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Science Education   Aug 2017   
Tosa Sachiko, Tanaka Hideyuki
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Sep 2017   
International Comparative Study of High-School Physics Lessons-Are Japanese teachers using more active-learning strategies than US and Chinese teachers?
Sachiko Tosa
Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium   Sep 2016   
An Analysis of the Misconception about Shape Dependence of Buoyancy
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2016   
Lesson Study as a Vehicle to Promote Active Learning in College Physics
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2016   
Kobayashi Akizo, Okiharu Fumiko, Tosa Sachiko, Hatakeyama Morio
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Mar 2016   
Tosa S.
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Mar 2016   
Comparison of High School Physics Lessons in Three Countries
Sachiko Tosa
International Conference on Physics Education 2015   Aug 2015   
How does Conceptual Change in Mechanics Occur for Pre-Service Teachers in a Science Methods Course?
Sachiko Tosa
Physics Education Research Conference (PERC)   Jul 2015   
How Can Lesson Study Promote Active Learning in College Physics?
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2015   
International Comparative Study of High School Physics Lessons
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2015   
Teaching Gap between Children's Understanding and Scientific Concepts that Teachers Want to Teach in Science Lessons
Sachiko Tosa
The 59th World Assembly of International Council on Education for Teaching(ICET)   Jun 2015   
Kobayashi Akizo, Okiharu Fumiko, Tosa Sachiko, Hatakeyama Morio
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Mar 2015   
Tosa Sachiko
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Mar 2015   
Kobayashi Akizo, Okiharu Fumiko, Tosa Sachiko, Hatakeyama Morio
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Sep 2015   
Tosa Sachiko
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Sep 2015   
TOSA Sachiko, KITA Shunsuke
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Japan Society for Science Education   Aug 2015   
Identifying Levels of Teacher Reflection during Post-Lesson Discussions through Lesson Study [Invited]
Sachiko Tosa
World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) 2014   Nov 2014   
Impact of Lesson Study on Teaching Practice: Improvement on Lesson Design and Transferability Measured by Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP)
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium   Sep 2014   
Re-examining the Meaning of Flipped Classroom in Physics Education in Japan
Sachiko Tosa
Physics Education Research Conference (PERC)   Jul 2014   
What Japan’s Urgent Development of Radiation Curricula is Telling Us
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2014   
Lesson Study as a Vehicle to Improve College Physics Teaching
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2014   
Tosa Sachiko
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Mar 2014   
Kobayashi Akizo, Okiharu Fumiko, Tosa Sachiko, Hatakeyama Morio
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Mar 2014   
Tosa Sachiko, Kishimoto Isao
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Aug 2014   
Kobayashi Akizo, Okiharu Fumiko, Tosa Sachiko, Hatakeyama Morio
Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan   Aug 2014   
Lesson Study as a Vehicle to Develop Highly Reflective Teachers [Invited]
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)   Feb 2014   
Impact of Lesson Study as a Model of Collaborative Professional Development in Dayton, OH [Invited]
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
Math and Science Partnerships Conference   Sep 2013   
Professional Development in an Urban Elementary School: A Lesson-Study Approach to Mathematics
Woodruff, S., Cox, C, Tosa, S. & Farrell, A. M.
Ohio Educators Connect for Success Conference   Jun 2013   
Lesson Study as a Vehicle to Develop Highly Reflective Teachers
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium   May 2013   
What Roles Does Teacher Collaboration Play in Helping Teacher Growth in Lesson Study Professional Development?
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
May 2013   
Comparison of U.S. and Chinese Teaching Practice in High-School Physics
Sachiko Tosa
University of Washington, Physics Education Research Group   May 2013   
Effectiveness of Lesson Study through the Use of Discussion Protocols
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting   Apr 2013   
Identifying Levels of Teacher Reflection during Post-Lesson Discussions through Lesson Study
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting   Apr 2013   
Inquiry-Based Teaching for U.S. and Japanese Elementary School Science: Two Views, Two Practices
Sachiko Tosa
Ohio State University, Physics Education Research Group   Apr 2013   
Revealing Student Difficulties as a Tool to Promote Teacher Growth in Teaching of Mathematics Lessons through Lesson Study [Invited]
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)   Feb 2013   
Improving Teaching of College Physics Courses through Lesson Study
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting   Jan 2013   
Comparing US and Chinese High-School Physics Teaching in Terms of the Use of Inquiry
Sachiko Tosa, Linbo Qian
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), Winter Meeting   Jan 2013   
Revealing Student Difficulties as a Tool to Promote Teacher Growth in Teaching of Mathematics Lessons through Lessons Study
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium   Jul 2012   
Revealing Student Difficulties in Mathematics Lessons through Lesson Study
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting   Apr 2012   
How Japanese Elementary Teachers Recognize and Practice Inquiry-Based Science Teaching Similarly and Differently from US Elementary
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Winter Meeting   Feb 2012   
How Do U.S. and Japanese Elementary Teachers Recognize and Practice Inquiry-Based Science Teaching Similarly and Differently?
Sachiko Tosa, Kyoko Ishii
World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS)   Nov 2011   
Impact of the Use of Discussion Protocols on Teacher Discourse in Lesson Study
Sachiko Tosa, Ann M. Farrell
World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS)   Nov 2011   
How Japanese Elementary Teachers Recognize and Practice Inquiry-Based Science Teaching Similarly and Differently from US Elementary Teachers?
Sachiko Tosa, Kyoko Ishii
Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium   Sep 2011   
Comparing US and Japanese Elementary Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Inquiry-Based Science Teaching
Sachiko Tosa
American Educational Research Association 2011 Annual Meeting   Apr 2011   
Effective Instructional Strategies in Physics Classrooms [Invited]
Sachiko Tosa
Joint Spring Meeting of the New England Section of the APS and the AAPT   Apr 2011   
Comparing Japanese and American Inquiry-Based Science Practices in Middle Schools
Sachiko Tosa
American Educational Research Association 2010 Annual Meeting   Apr 2010   
Developing Scientific Reasoning Abilities Through General Education Courses
Katherine Koenig, Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting   Feb 2010   
What does Inquiry-Based Teaching Mean to Japanese and American Middle-School Teachers?
Sachiko Tosa, Jill H. Lohmeier
American Educational Research Association 2009 Annual Meeting   Apr 2009   
What does Inquiry-Based Teaching Mean to US and Japanese Middle-School Science Teachers? [Invited]
Sachiko Tosa, Kyoko Ishii
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)   Feb 2009   
Effective Use of Data-Loggers to Enhance Teachers’ Attitudes towards Inquiry
Sachiko Tosa
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting   Jul 2009   
Growth of Knowledge for Elementary School Mathematics Teachers using Lesson Study [Invited]
Farrell, A. M., Miura, Y. & Tosa, S.
Math and Science Partnerships Conference   Sep 2014   
What does Inquiry-Based Teaching Mean to Japanese and American Middle-School Teachers?
Sachiko Tosa, Kyoko Ishii
Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium   Oct 2008   
What should science pre-service teachers learn in college?
Sachiko Tosa
The 59th World Assembly of International Council on Education for Teaching(ICET)   Jun 2015   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Educational Innovation of College Physics through Development and Implementation of Japanese-style Active Learning Pedagogy
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2024    Investigator(s): Sachiko Tosa
Challenging Development of High-School Science Curriculum Based on the Findings of an International Comparative Study of Science Lessons
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Sachiko Tosa
International Comparative Research of Four Countries for Revealing the Problems in High-School Physics Lessons through the Lens of Inquiry-Based Teaching
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Sachiko Tosa
Educational Innovation in College Physics that Promotes Active Learning through a Qualitative Change in Pedagogy Based on the Collaboration of Six Universities in Japan and USA
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Sachiko Tosa
Impact of Lesson Study as a Model of Collaborative Professional Development
Ohio Department of Education: Mathematics and Science Partnership Program
Project Year: Mar 2010 - Aug 2016    Investigator(s): Ann Farrell
Lesson Study: Research on Teaching and Learning
Ohio Board of Regents: Improving Teacher Quality Program
Project Year: Jan 2011 - May 2014    Investigator(s): Sachiko Tosa

Social Contribution

 
Science instructor at the Museum of Science Boston
[Lecturer]  Museum of Science Boston  Courses  Aug 1995 - Jun 2009
Science Instructor at Discovery Museums
[Lecturer]  Discovery Museums, Acton, MA  Feb 1995 - Jan 2009