HIRANO Toshihide

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Oct 24, 2018 at 08:50
HIRANO Toshihide
Aichi University of Education
Faculty of Education, Natural Sciences, Department of Science Education
Job title
Ph.D(Hiroshima University), M.Ed(Hiroshima University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Research Associate, East Carolina University(NC USA)
JSPS Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Apr 2000
Mar 2004
Lecturer, Shimane University
Apr 2004
Mar 2008
Associate Professor, Shimane University
Apr 2008
Mar 2015
Associate Professor, Aichi University of Education
Apr 2015
Professor, Aichi University of Education


Faculty of Education, Hiroshima University
Graduate School, Division of Education, Hiroshima University

Published Papers

The Comparative Research of Pre-service Science Teachers’ PCK Cultivation Between China and Japan: Taking East China Normal University and Hiroshima University as Examples
HIRANO Toshihide, and 3 others
Research of Modern Basic Education   (15) 76-84   Sep 2014   [Refereed]


The Knowledge Base for Science Teaching as Perceived by Secondary School Teachers in Japan "jointly worked"
Journal of Science Education in Japan   16(3) 92-104   1992
A Study on Pupil's Conceptual Change about Electromagnetic Phenomena : Relationship Between Three Pupil's Factors and Conceptual Development
The Bulletin of Japanese Curriculum Research and Development   19(1) 49-55   1996
The Conceptual Development of Elementary School Students' Understanding of Electromagnetism : Effects of Different Structures of Science Curricula
Bulletin of Society of Japan Science Teaching   39(1) 11-21   1998
Designing Science Lessons as a Creating Process of Chidren's Knowledge
Science Education Monthly   49(1) 8-11   2000
A Survey Study on Four Groups' Feelings about the Effectiveness, Enjoyment, and Problems They See with the 9th Grade SS&C Course: Case Study at North Carolina Project Site
Memoirs of the Faculty of Education Shimane University (Educational Science)   35 7-20   2001
The Present Conditions and Probrems of the Junior High School Science Teacher Preparation Program -The dilemma between training of practical capability and humanity- "jointly worked"
Memoirs of the Faculty of Education Shimane University (Educational Science)   35 21-29   2001
An Improvement of Student-Teaching Program for Freshman "jointly worked"
Bulletin on Center for Supporting Education, Shimane University   4 31-46   2005
A Research on Effect of Student-Teaching Program for Freshman "jointly worked"
Bulletin on Center for Supporting Education, Shimane University   4 47-64   2005

Books etc

Model Science Teacher Preparation Programs: An International Comparison of What Works
Jon E. Pedersen, Tetsuo Isozaki, Toshihide Hirano (Part:Joint Editor)
Information Age Publishing   Mar 2017   
Teacher Quality in Upper Secondary Science Education: International Perspectives
Barend Vlaardingerbroek, Neil Taylor (Eds.) (Part:Joint Work, Japan (pp.75-86))
Palgrave Macmillan   Mar 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

Study on Pupils' Concept Formation in the School Science -Effects of the Science Curricula-
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 1997   
Joint Research on Assessment of Science Curriculum and School Science Lesson
Joint Research on Science Teacher Education