July 20th (Tuesday), 2021

09:00-11:00 (US, EDT) 14:00-16:00 (UK, GMT) 15:00-17:00 (AT, CEST) 22:00-24:00 (JP, JST)

Subject Pedagogy:

Possibilities and Challenges

Zoom Meeting: Open to All, No Registration Fee

In Japan, research on subject education such as science education and social studies education has been recognized as not only a part of educational research but also an independent discipline—Subject Pedagogy, which has its own aim and methodology different from general pedagogy. The presenters will showcase the history and characteristics of Subject Pedagogy with a case of social studies education. Three prominent social studies and history education scholars will comment on the presentation based on their own country’s context.

*Please register by July 19th, 11:59 pm (JP, JST).


Dr. Norio Ikeno

Nippon Sport Science University

Dr. Jongsung Kim

Hiroshima University


Dr. Arthur Chapman

University College London

Dr. Alois Ecker

University of Vienna

Dr. Keith Barton

Indiana University, Bloomington


Dr. Hiromi Kawaguchi (Hiroshima University)

Dr. Masato Ogawa (International Pacific University)


Norio Ikeno, Kazuhiro Kusahara, Jongsung Kim, Hiromi Kawaguchi, Toshinori Kuwabara, and Masato Ogawa

  • Editors of "Social Studies Education in Japan: A reader"


International Social Studies Association (ISSA) Educational Vision Research Institute, Hiroshima University (EVRI)JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) JP17H01030 JSPS KAKENHI Fostering Joint International Research (B) JP18KK0065