OGAWA Yoshikazu

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Name
OGAWA Yoshikazu
Affiliation
National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
Section
Department of Administration, Office of Planning
Job title
Manager,-
Degree
Master(Education)(Tokyo Gakugei University)

Profile

Yoshikazu Ogawa holds a PhD in Education. He is the Director of the
Center for the Promotion of External Affairs and Education at the National Museum of Nature and Science (NMNS) and Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School at University of Tsukuba. His career started as a
biological teacher in high school and transferred to NMNS as a Science
Educator. He has experience of working as an intern at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Over 20 years, his research has
focused on museum education and science education. Recently, he researched science communication and developed the Science ommunicator Training Program in NMNS.
He is now Vice President of the Japanese Association for Science Communication and Japan Museum Management Academy. He is also an editor for Museum Studies of JapaneseAssociation of Museums and th eJournal of Science Education in Japan.
His recent publication is “Getting Started with Science Communication”
(Maruzen, 2017).

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
1991
 - 
2003
Science Educator, Division of Science
 
2003
   
 
Manager, Office of Planning, Derartment of
 
1987
 - 
1991
Teacher (Biology), Wakho International
 
1982
 - 
1987
Teacher (Biology), Yoshimi High School(Saitama)
 
 
   
 
Administration National Science Museum
 

Education

 
 
 - 
2002
Science Education, Graduate School, Division of Education, Tokyo Gakugei University
 
 
 - 
1982
Biology, Medical Biology, Second Cluster of College, University of Tsukuba
 

Committee Memberships

 
2004
 - 
2008
Japan Society for Science Education  executive board members
 

Awards & Honors

 
Apr 2019
Prizes for Science and Technology, Public Understanding Promotion Category, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of EducationCulture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
 

Misc

 
New Learning Place and Communication Tools: Hands-on Learning in the Nature
Proceedings of the 3rd ASPAC Conference   22-23    2001
New Trends in Informal Science Education: The Feature of the Continues Activies in Science Museums
Proceedings of Joint Seminar under The Japan-Korea Basic Science Cooperation Program   104-109    2003

Works

 
Exhibit Design of Hands-on Exhibition in National Science Museum, Tokyo
1997 - 1999

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2008 - 2011    Investigator(s): Tomoyuki NOGAMI
The purpose of this study was to develop and assess a new type of science teacher training program within the scope of sustainability science and education for sustainable development(ESD). To this end, led by Kobe University, faculty and graduate...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): 前田 克彦, Takaaki KOMATSU
In order to develop the successful exhibitions to foster Public Science Literacy, information from domestic and overseas museums clarified that it is very important to use the Museum Evaluation systematically, continuously, and efficiently. And th...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2007 - 2010    Investigator(s): Yoshikazu OGAWA
This research focused on fostering science literacy for all generations. In order to achieve this, 24 educational programs were developed based on a framework composed of two elements ; generation and academic discipline. The programs were designe...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2007 - 2010    Investigator(s): Osamu KAMEI
This research focused on development of an educational program system of science and technology for pre-service teachers in cooperation with universities and other social learning resources. The result of a practice conducted at the national museu...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2005 - 2008    Investigator(s): Masakazu GOTO
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2006 - 2007    Investigator(s): Katsuhiko MAEDA
The students need to have firm vision toward the career in order to acquire the ability to choose their career appropriately and become independent citizens/workers. This research investigated how career education should be developed at a science ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2006 - 2007    Investigator(s): Seiji IWASAKI
This research developed six model programs to develop an exhibit as a part of Science Communicator Practical Training Program in addition to evaluation of all programs. The six programs focused on : (1) developing supplementary exhibits to enhance...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2005 - 2007    Investigator(s): Masami ISODA
Higher goal of this study is to develop the mathematics teaching materials which can be used in the world effectively. Specifically, the purpose is to arouse the desire to learn mathematics, to make use of the system of exhibition or educative sys...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2005 - 2007    Investigator(s): Tomoyuki NOGAMI
This study researched on the development and evaluation of teacher education programs, which are to be operated in cooperation with universities/graduate schools and scientific museums, with a view to nurturing scientific teachers with the skills ...
An Analysis of Essential Qualities for Science Communicators and a Study on the Development of Associated Training Programs
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2004 - 2007
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2004 - 2006    Investigator(s): Yoshikazu OGAWA
(1) In the practice at the National Museum of Nature and Science, it was figured out that children's communication with "museum staff" and "museum materials," both of which are peculiar learning resources in science museums, have large effects in ...
The Comparative Study on Science Education in Japan and U.S.
Project Year: 2002 - 2005
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2003 - 2004    Investigator(s): Toshiro KANEKO
2004 did handmade experience type exhibition some book or other production about a physics theory and I carried out a loan to a science museum other than a finished handicraft experience type exhibition thing and investigated a questionnaire of an...
A Comprehensive Research on Museum Management
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2002 - 2004
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2001 - 2003    Investigator(s): 鎌田 実, Yoshikazu OGAWA
According to this research result, school services are classified into "indirect" and "direct"~ services. The direct service has two styles, a single use of museums and multiple uses of museums, winch means the continuous activities by schools or ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(国際学術研究, 基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 1997 - 1999    Investigator(s): Satoshi OHHORI
We have investigated the education programs of science museums and the organizations which support museums in U.S. and U.K. from the informal science educational viewpoint.The results are as follows:(1) Activities in science museumsEducation activ...
Study on Museum School Linking with Science Museum