The purpose of this study is to clarify the effect of portfolio assessment on students' achievement concerning "Thought and Judgement" ability in health education classes and the students' evaluation of health education classes. As a result, the study revealed the effectiveness of portfolio assessment in health education classes as regards the following three points: 1. Working on the developmental assignments enabled over 90% of students to reach B-grade (which is regarded as a standard level) and above in "Thought and Judgement" ability. 2. Studetnts' evaluation of health education classes has shown that "good class" and "good learning" connect with the factors of "motivating" and "fruitful" in achieving a high score through portfolio assessment. 3. The portfolio conference plays a very important role in portfolio assessment. Because, students' "Thought and Judgement" ability and their evaluation of health education classes improved after the portfolio conference.
The purpose of this study is: (1) to elucidate differences in Japanese language teachers' thinking styles inherent in reflections on demonstration classes (2) to develop an effective teacher training course as regards Japanese language demonstration classes. I investigated the personal thinking styles of two high school Japanese language teachers using a "Life Story" approach focusing on the adoption of colleagues' remarks about a Japanese language lesson. As a result, two different thinking styles were identified through different responses to teaching methods. At the same time, the benefits of these thinking styles must be weighed against possible risks.
This study proposes a new teaching analysis method using the fortune line method, which is used with an analysis of variance or a statistical analysis based on the fortune line method data. This new method of analysis makes it possible to clarify if one opinion is accepted disproportionately when the goal of the lesson is being set up and at the end of the lesson, or if there is any variation in acceptance for each activity. The merits of the new method are the following two points: 1. Learning tendencies can be checked directly. 2. It is possible to discuss about the effectiveness of each activity point by point.
The purpose of this paper is to reveal contents, features, and purposes of "Kotobano hon, A Guide to Standard Japanese", which was used in Kagoshima prefecture in the Showa period 30's as part of research to clarify an effective way to teach Standard Japanese. The book was written by the Board of Education and the research group on the Japanese language in Kagoshima prefecture in order to help less-experienced teachers teach standard Japanese. It aims to enable students to use Standard Japanese without any difficulty. Therefore, the book was based on children's daily lives and experience. "Kotobano hon" includes correction of Kagoshima dialect and many models of Standard Japanese accent and intonation. It also refers to uses of the book. It suggests that it should be practically used in special lessons with audio equipment. In many classroom situations, students read the book aloud and practice dramas of model conversations. The significant characteristic of this book is that it is a text from which children can learn systematically and experientially.