OTSUJI Hisashi

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OTSUJI Hisashi
Toyo University
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Job title
Other affiliation
Ibaraki University, Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science


My major is the science education, using qualitative research method. Also, I am interested in Transformative Education, STS Education, Environmental Education. Based on the Auto/ethnography, I always looking back my self. I teach Introduction of Education, Science Education, and Methodology of Science Education.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Science Education Methodology (Intensive Course), Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University
Science Education Methodology, Faculty of Education, Saitama University
Apr 2016
Professor, College of Engineering and Science, Toyo University
Science Education Methodology (Intensive Course) 2012, 2014-, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University
Apr 2016
Mar 2017
College of Education, Ibaraki University


Apr 1993
Mar 1995
System Science, Graduate School of Integrated Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Apr 1992
Mar 1993
CRADLE, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Apr 1990
Mar 1992
Science Education, Graduate School of Education, Chiba University
Apr 1985
Mar 1990
College of Education, Chiba University
Apr 1982
Mar 1985
Tokyo Metropolitan Nishi High School

Committee Memberships

Aug 2017
Center for Teacher Certification Program, Toyo Univ.  Deputy Director
Japan Society of Earth Science Education  Editor
Jul 2015
Jun 2017
Society of Japan Science Teaching  Executive
Aug 2014
Nov 2018
EASE (Ease-Asian Association for Science Education)  Executive

Awards & Honors

Appreciation for the work as the first Chief Editor of the EASE Newsletter 2008-2011
For Young Researcher, Japan Society for Educational Techology
For Young Researcher, Japan Society for Science Education

Published Papers

Exploring Science Communication of Global Issue and Suggesting its Implication in Science Education: The Cases about Nuclear Energy of Korea and Japan
Park, Y.-S., Chung, W.-G., and Otsuji, H.
J. of Korean Earth Sci. Soc.   39(5) 483-500   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Re-examining Japanese Science Education from a Mahayana Buddhism Point of View
Otsuji, H., Taylor E. & Taylor, P.C.
Seventh International Conference on Science, Mathematics & Technology Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman      Nov 2012   [Refereed]
Japanese and Canadian Science Teachers' Views on Science and Culture
Aikenhead, G. & Otsuji,H.
Journal of Science Teacher Education   11(4) 277-299   Nov 2000   [Refereed]


The four motions of the earth
OTSUJI Hisashi
EASE Newsletter   11(3) 9-10   Sep 2018   [Invited]
Identifying a Common Feature as the Relationship between Human-being and the Nature among the Hoei Eruption of Mt. Fuji, the Minamata Disease, the Itai-Itai Disease, and the Nuclear Power Plant Accident.
Hisashi OTSUJI
31(5) 5-8   Mar 2017
Introduction to the Tohoku Earthquake and Followed Disasters,
Hisashi OTSUJI
EASE Newsletter   5(1) 6   2012
Autobiography as a Science Education Research Method in Postmodern Era
Hisashi OTSUJI
Science Education Monthly   57(10) 40-43   2008
Hamaguchi Goryo as a model of 'Inamura no hi (The FIre of Rice Sheaves)' and beyond
Hisashi OTSUJI
International Symposium of Sustainability Science: Dialogue between Social and Natural Sciences   27   2007
Hisashi OTSUJI
5th International Geoscience Education Conference (GeoSciEd V), International Geoscience Education Organization   48 109   2006
Fostering a Basis for the Culture of Science in Children
Hisashi OTSUJI
XII IOSTE Symposium, USM, Penang, Malaysia Andaman Grand Ballroom, Park Royal Beach Resort, Abstract: #11, p.7, Proceedings pp.69-73.   69-73   2006
What "HEIDI" Says: Auto-biography Reveals How an Animation Inscribes a Cultural View of Nature
Hisashi OTSUJI, Katsuyuki NAMBA, & Peter C. TAYLOR
Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) 37th Conference   39   2006
Kid’s Culture related to Science:The Effects of Capsule Science Toy on Gr.3, 6 and 9
Hisashi OTSUJI, Yoshimi TSUCHIYA & Yusaku SEKI
ASERA 2005      2005
Mapping New Trends of Japanese Science Education onto the frame of "Science of the people, by the people, for the people"
Hisashi OTSUJI, Yoshimi TSUCHIYA & Yusaku SEKI
KARSE 2005 Winter English Session   E6   2005

Books etc

Where Do I Come From? What Am I? Where Am I Going?: How the Grandson of a Mahayana Buddhism Priest Became a Science Educator, In P.C.Taylor, & B.C.Luitel. (eds.), Research as Transformative Learning for Sustainable Futures: Global Voices and Visions
OTSUJI Hisashi
Brill/Sense Publishers   2018   
Primary School Science Teacher Training in East-Asia: In the Continuous Reforming for the Quality Assurance
Hisashi OTSUJI, Phil Seok OH, Chang Chun LIN, Wing Mui Winnie SO, & Yu-ling LU. (Part:Joint Work, Ch.9, 245-272)
Taipei: Higher Education Publishing Co., Ltd.   Sep 2016   ISBN:978-1539468059
in Huann-shyang Lin, John K. Gilbert, & Chi-Jui Lien (eds.). Science Education Research and Practice in East Asia: Trends and Perspectives, Chapter 9
Pedagogies in Sustainability Education in "Sustainability Science" Vol.1
United Nations University Press   2011   

Conference Activities & Talks

Experiencing the discourse over a time-lapsed video of a Hungry caterpillar
OTSUJI Hisashi
ASTE International Symposium: "Issues of language in science education: International perspectives", East-Asian Association for Science Education (EASE), National DongHwa University, Hualien, Taiwan   30 Nov 2018   
Examining student- and school-level factors affecting 4th graders’ science achievement: Two-level multilevel path analyses of TIMSS 2015 in five Asian regions
Winnie Wing Mui So, Yu Chen, Kam Ming Lim, Kong-ju Mun, Young-shin Park, Chorng-Jee Guo, David Sorrell, and Hisashi Otsuji.
2018 WERA World Congress: Cape Town, Aug 3-5, 2018. (World Education Research Association)   Aug 2018   
How and what a Japanese Science Educator discovered about the relationship between Science Education and Buddhism in Japan
OTSUJI Hisashi
First International Conference of the Transformative Education Research and Sustainable Development, Nepal., 36-37. TERSE2016Nepal   21 Oct 2016   
When the Land is Covered by the Inconvenient, in the Symposium of "Education for Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan", 28O5K-2
OTSUJI Hisashi
EASE 2016 Tokyo, Tokyo University of Science   28 Aug 2016   
Exploring Science Communication about Nuclear Radiation and its Implication in Science Education: the Cases of Korea and Japan
KESS Biannual Conference (Chuncheon National University of Education   2015   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Research on Cognitive Change in Science Learning
Interaction of Science and Society in Education
Natural Disaster Education
Local Environmental Education
Influence of Buddhism on Science Education in Japan
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Mar 2017   The Very Hungry Caterpilar
As a guest teacher, I made an interactive instruction on methodology of science education to about 20 sophomore students, College of Education, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.(2017.3.14)