Motoko Okumoto

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Motoko Okumoto
Hokkaido University
Job title
Assistant Professor
Research funding number


Motoko Okumoto received doctor degree from Department of Cyber Society and Culture, School of Culture and Social Studies, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan, in 2009. The theme of Doctoral dissertation is the learning support for museum study.

In 2009, she became an assistant professor at the Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies and taught Science Communication. In 2015, she became an associate professor at Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University and worked for Instructional Design of MOOC.

Currently, she is an associate professor at Department of Communication in Science and Technology Education and Research Program: CoSTEP, Hokkaido University. Recently, she studies informal learning with the theme of museum and science communication.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2017
Associate Professor, CoSTEP, Hokkaido University

Published Papers

Motoko Okumoto
Japanese Journal of Science Communication   (24) 17-30   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Motoko Okumoto
Journal of Science Educaation in Japan   42(2) 131-139   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
星野 太, 奥本 素子
科学技術コミュニケーション   22 71-83   Dec 2017
奥本 素子, 阿児 雄之, 加藤 幸治
博物館学雑誌 = The journal of the Museological Society of Japan   42(1) 19-35   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Yoshizawa, G., Iwase, M., Okumoto, M., Tahara, K. and Takahashi, S.
ournal of Environmental and Science Education   11(13) 6277-6302   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
OKUMOTO Motoko, IWASE Mineyo
Japan Journal of Educational Technology   39(4) 271-282   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Project-based learning (PBL) is a long-term undertaking; therefore, a team's relationships and the prevailing atmosphere should be conducive to their collaborative learning. However, few studies have analyzed the type of support required to facili...
Ritsuko Kikusawa,Motoko Okumoto,Takuya Kubo,Laura Rodrigo
Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Linz, Austria, July 13-15, 2016, Proceedings, Part II   415-418   2016   [Refereed]
OKUMOTO Motoko, IWASE Mineyo
Journal of Science Education in Japan   39(4) 359-366   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Recently, art has received a lot of attention in science communication as a tool for engaging a potential audience. However, there are few studies that have analyzed the effects and characteristics of art in science communication. Therefore, the p...
坂東 隆宏, 福原 舞, 小菅 晃太郎, 鈴木 昴太, 笠 嗣瑠, 奥本 素子
科学技術コミュニケーション   (18) 17-30   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
平井 宏典, 奥本 素子
日本ミュージアム・マネージメント学会研究紀要   (18) 45-49   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Motoko Okumoto,Takayuki Ako,Koji Kato
2013 Digital Heritage International Congress, Marseille, France, October 28 - November 1, 2013, Volume I   251   2013   [Refereed]
OKUMOTO Motoko, IWASE Mineyo
日本教育工学会論文誌   36(3) 205-215   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
In this research, it was determined whether Social Loafing and an opposite phenomenon were present in Project Based Learning (PBL), identified these antecedent factors and obstructive factors, and investigated a causal relationship among them usin...
OKUMOTO Motoko, KATO Hiroshi
日本教育工学会論文誌   36(1) 1-8   Jul 2012
In order to support visitor-centered learning in museums, a mobile interpretation material should provide information suited for visitor's previous knowledge and his/her learning purpose. However, it is difficult to forecast them, thus this paper ...
Art Education   0(33) 149-158   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
This paper describes the Connecting Appreciation Program, which was developed as a school pre-visit program for art museums. This program aims to teach novice students to develop original interpretations of exhibits. In this program, students stud...
Japan journal of educational technology   34(4) 395-405   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
This research investigated the process of interdisciplinary research exchanges by doctoral students who study humanities. The purpose of this research is to elucidate what motivated them to participate in interdisciplinary research exchanges, what...
OKUMOTO Motoko, KATO Hiroshi
Educational technology research   33(1) 131-140   Nov 2010
Learning in museums is considered that visitors construct their original knowledge or experiences through museum objects as learning resources. However, it is said that they need museum literacy to interpret them, and such literacy is not an innat...
OKUMOTO Motoko, KATO Hiroshi
Japan journal of educational technology   33(4) 423-430   Feb 2010   [Refereed]
Museum objects are open to interpretation, and learners interpret them in their ways. The Cognitive Orientation of Museum tool was developed to support unfamiliar museum learners to make meanings from museum objects. This research analyzed how the...
The journal of the Museological Society of Japan   35(1) 97-115   Dec 2009   [Refereed]
OKUMOTO Motoko, KATO Hiroshi
Japan journal of educational technology   33(1) 11-21   Jul 2009   [Refereed]
Learning in museums is considered that visitors construct their original knowledge or experiences through museum objects as learning resources. However, it is said that they need museum literacy to interpret them, and such literacy is not an innat...
奥本素子, 加藤浩
Journal of multimedia aided education research   5(2) 145-151   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
OKUMOTO Motoko, KATO Hiroshi
Journal of science education in Japan   31(4) 400-409   Dec 2007   [Refereed]
奥本素子, 加藤浩
Journal of multimedia aided education research   4(1) 65-75   Sep 2007   [Refereed]
Bulletin of Japan Museum Management Academy   (11) 1-7   Mar 2007   [Refereed]
Art Education   (27) 93-105   Mar 2006   [Refereed]
This paper analyses the appreciation of art from the viewpoint of learning science. Recent studies show that the ability of appreciation can be improved by several trainings. One of the most famous trainings is the interactive interpretation calle...

Conference Activities & Talks

日本文化財科学会大会研究発表要旨集   11 Jul 2015   
OKUMOTO Motoko, IWASE Mineyo
年会論文集   13 Sep 2014   
OKUMOTO Motoko, IWASE Mineyo, KATO Hiroshi
年会論文集   27 Aug 2012   
OKUMOTO Motoko, YAMADA Masanori, KATO Hiroshi
年会論文集   25 Aug 2009   
OKUMOTO Motoko, KATO Hiroshi
年会論文集   8 Aug 2008   


Oct 2003
Oct 2005
MA Museum, Gallery and Heritage Management, Northumbria University,