Yu Osaka

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Yu Osaka
Tokuyama University
Faculty of EconomicsDepartment of Contemporary Economics
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2017
Educational Vision Research Institute, Hiroshima University
Apr 2017
Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Tokuyama University


Apr 2014
Mar 2017
Major in Curriculum and Instruction Sciences(Program in Social Studies Education), Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University
Apr 2012
Mar 2014
Major in Science,Technology and Society Education(Program in Social Studies Education), Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University
Apr 2007
Mar 2011
Cluster 2 : Science,Technology and Society Education(Program in Social Studies Education), School of Education, Hiroshima University

Published Papers

Professional Development Theories of Teacher Educator: Drs A. Swennen and K. Smith
Aiko Hamamoto, Yu Osaka, Kazuhiro Kusahara, Shotaro Iwata
(68) 45-54   Dec 2019
How Do European Researchers in Education Define Their Social Responsibilities?: A Comparative Study of Three Researchers in Charge of Subject Pedagogy
Hidekazu Yamada, Kazuhiro Kusahara, Hiromi Kawaguchi, Yu Osaka
The Bulletin of Japanese Curriculum Research and Development   42(3) 41-54   Dec 2019
Yu Osaka, Hisashi Kuwayama, Fujihiko Moriya, Kazuhiro Kusahara
Hiroshima Journal of School Education   25 93-108   Mar 2019
The purpose of this study is to empirically clarify how we should design a professional development program for textbook developers by investigating a case of social studies textbook development training course in Japan implemented in June, 2018. ...
A Proposal for Method to Support the Discovery of Regional Issues in PBL: Focusing on Creating Readiness to Discover and Share the Underlying Value
Takashi Ideno, Yu Osaka, Yuki Tamari, Kazuhisa Takemura
Bulletin of Research Institute, Tokuyama University   (41) 12-20   Mar 2019
Significance of the Subject Especially Prepared for Nursing Care Practice: In case of Tokuyama University
Sahoko Komatsu, Yu Osaka
Bulletin of Research Institute, Tokuyama University   (41) 67-78   Mar 2019
Fujihiko Moriya, Yu Osaka, Hisashi Kuwayama, Kouichi Hirata, Eiko Masutani, Kazuhiro Kusahara
(67) 75-84   Dec 2018
This study used a field survey to clarify the current state and characteristics of secondary school social studies lessons in Cambodia and explore the reasons that these lessons were being reproduced. The current state of the Cambodian social stud...
Japan Journal of Educational Technology   42(1) 65-72   2018   [Refereed]
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that interfere with geographic perspectives in geography education. We focused on geographical-name based thinking and a reading strategy that emphasizes the association between text and maps. ...
大坂 遊
学習システム研究   (5) 81-102   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
。In recent years, there has been a trend toward reforming teacher training curriculum, so a lot of attention is being paid to universities that are introducing "school based" training curriculum that is intended to "create and pass on practical kn...
草原 和博, 大坂 遊, 金 鍾成, 稲垣 和, 岡田 公一, 河原 洸亮, 斉藤 弘樹, 迫 有香, 竹内 和也, 辻 幸大, 守谷 富士彦, 山田 薫, 山口 安司
学校教育実践学研究   23 93-101   Mar 2017
The purposes of this paper are to develop the online and handbook programs for the social studies teachers' rational development and their class improvement, and to evaluate their effects for the teacher training and professional development. The ...
大坂 遊, 草原 和博
学習システム研究   (4) 67-78   Mar 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
This study is part of a research series aimed at elucidating expert scientists' "authentic practices," and it focuses on the research of geographers in the social domains of knowledge. The study aims to highlight geographers' learning processes an...
Yu Osaka
Journal of Japanese Educatinal Research Associaon for the Social Studies   85 49-60   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
This paper aims to clarify how first year pre-service Social Studies teachers transition from "students"to "teachers." To examine how the teachers' develop their view of Social Studies and their lesson planning skills, the effects of their K-12 ex...
Yu Osaka
広島大学大学院教育学研究科紀要. 第二部, 文化教育開発関連領域   (65) 53-62   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
The aim of this research is to clear how pre-service teachers, who have no teaching experiences such as student teaching, develop their views and lesson planning skills about social studies. For that, the qualitative research was conducted with th...
The Journal of Educational Research   18 1-10   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
This paper focuses on in-school teacher training (konaiken) based on social studies which is practiced at an elementary school in Western Japan. The purpose of this paper is to clarify why this elementary school chose social studies as main subjec...
草原 和博, 岡田 了祐, 渡邉 巧, 大坂 遊, 阪上 弘彬, 岩下 真也, 上嶋 智江, 小川 征児, 木坂 祥希, 魏 思遥, 佐々木 拓也, 辻本 成貴, 寺嶋 崇, 山田 健司, 杠 拓哉
学校教育実践学研究   22 181-192   Mar 2016
The purposes of this paper are to develop the draft of handbook for planning, teaching and accessing the class of social studies and evaluate effects of the handbook for teacher training and their professional development. The structure of the fir...
KIM jungsung, WATANABE Takumi, OSAKA Yu, OGAWA Seiji, KUSAHARA Kazuhiro
Journal of social studies lesson study   3(2) 23-42   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Reflection on teaching is very important for teachers to improve their lessons. However, based on literature reviews about reflection on teaching in social studies education in Korea, it is possible to point out the lack of detailed methodology th...
渡邉 巧, 大坂 遊, 草原 和博
学習システム研究   (1) 16-29   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
This study aims to elucidate (1)the setbacks graduate students face as Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), (2)the mechanisms through which overcoming these setbacks is possible, and (3)the meaning of the GTA experience, particularly for graduate ...
大坂 遊, 岡橋 秀典, 草原 和博
学習システム研究   (2) 79-94   Mar 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
The current study focused on a research study conducted by a geographer, and aimed to understand "What are the aspects of learning process that are unique to geographers?" and "How can we apply the processes to a geography teacher's reading of a g...
Osaka Yu, Watanabe Takumi, Kim Jongsung, Kusahara Kazuhiro
学習システム研究   (1) 30-46   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
To have students in university teacher education courses independently explore what a "good lesson" is, there is a need to first eliminate the gap between university courses and courses students have taken up through high school and disentangle th...
棚橋 健治, 渡邉 巧, 大坂 遊, 岩田 昌太郎, 草原 和博
学校教育実践学研究   21 133-141   Mar 2015
The aim of this paper is to clarify the abilities essential to the senior teachers who have mentorship and the teacher training system for empowering mentorship, based on programs provided by National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore. For...
草原 和博, 岡田 了祐, 渡邉 巧, 大坂 遊, 能見 一修, 横山 千夏, 若原 崇史, 寺嶋 崇
学校教育実践学研究   21 83-96   Mar 2015
The purposes of this paper are to describe the curriculum designs implemented by the four Social Studies teachers who have the similar professional background but the different teaching contexts / situations as well as educational belief, and to e...
KOBARA Tomoyuki, OSAKA Yu, SETO Kouki, TAGUCHI Toshio, NAKAYAMA Akane, NISHIMURA Shotaro, YOSHII Motofumi
The bulletin of the Japan Society for Studies in "Newspaper in Education"   (9) 21-30   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Hiroshima journal of school education   20 125-139   Mar 2014
The aim of this paper is to clarify the factor of qualitative differences in the social studies teaching plans designed by the pre-service teachers. In this study, we investigated by the two following ways. First, we required student to design the...
Hiroshima journal of school education   20 91-102   Mar 2014
The purposes of this paper are to describe the curriculum designs implemented by the four Social Studies teachers in the same school but from the different background, and to explain the reasons why they showed the various designs, even though the...
Lesson Study Consulting for the Professional Development of Textbook Developers -A case of social studies textbook development project for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia-
Fujihiko Moriya, Yu Osaka, Hisashi Kuwayama, Yuka Sako, Takashi Sasaki, Hiroaki Maruyama
(68) 325-332   Dec 2019

Conference Activities & Talks

Takumi Watanabe, Yu Osaka, Hiroaki Sakaue, Ryosuke Okada
55th annual conference of NASEM   29 Sep 2019   National Association for the Study of Educational Methods
Although attention has been focused on the relationship between space perception and citizenship, there has been no common understanding of "spatial recognition" in Japan. Therefore, in this paper, in order to clarify where and how the rearing of ...
Takumi Watanabe, Hiroaki Sakaue, Yu Osaka, Ryosuke Okada
The 2019 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference   14 Mar 2019   EUROGEO
According to Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the new national curriculum “Social Studies” of Primary School”, revised in 2017, emphasizes an understanding of social phenomena from the following viewpoints: ...
Youngseog Kim, Czarina Agcaoili, Akihide Mine, Hiromi Kawaguchi, Jongsung Kim, Tomohito Harada, Yu Osaka, Ryosuke Okada, Jinichiro Saito, Kenjiro Goto, Hiroaki Sakaue, Masumi Tsubota, Yoriko Hashizaki, Takumi Watanabe
JERASS 67th annual conference   20 Oct 2018   
Kazuhiro Kusahara, Shotaro Iwata, Hiromi Kawaguchi, Yu Osaka, Miyuki Okamura
41st Conference ATEE   23 Aug 2016   Association for Teacher Education in Europe
Yu Osaka
NCSS 95th Annual Conference   13 Nov 2015   Naitonal Council for the Social Studies
Kazuhiro Kusahara, Takumi Watanabe, Yu Osaka, Jong Sung Kim
International Joint Symposium: Hiroshima University & Seoul National University   29 Jan 2015   
Yu Osaka, Takumi Watnabe, Jongsung Kim, Kazuhiro Kusahara
The 9th East Asia International Symposium on Teacher Education   5 Nov 2014   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Yu Osaka
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Takumi Watanabe
Project Year: Aug 2017 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Yu Osaka
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Yu Osaka