What is Cooperative education on food and agriculture
his project plans to improve educational methodology of the Faculty of Agriculture in Kobe University through the establishment of cooperative education on food and agriculture. Cooperative education on food and agriculture is an organized educational strategy that integrates classroom instructions and farming and village work experiences, such as food processing and agricultural productions, for practical solutions in the field of food and agriculture.
To resolve the crisis of food production, development and utilization of biological resources, conservation of land and environment, it is an urgent need to foster human resources that can precisely grab the changing situations in the field, discover the problems of the producers and citizens, connect the problems with the technology and expertise from the classroom education, and come up with practical solutions.
This project focuses on the improvement of educational quality, aiming to foster human resources who can contribute to practical problem-solving in the field of food and agriculture, while systematically establishing the cooperative education on food and agriculture through the enhancement of communication and collaboration between the University and stakeholders.
Cooperative education is a structured educational strategy integrating classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences in a field related to a student's academic or career goals. It provides progressive experiences in integrating theory and practice.
- Definition by the National Commission for Cooperative Education, Cooperative Education Association and the Cooperative Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
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We foster practical human resources through 4 years of education.\r\n
Introduction to Practical Agronomics（実践農学入門）
Learning from the farmers
This full year program provide students with learning from the farmers and basic understanding of agriculture, rural village and sustainability, life experience with the farmers, communication ability and basic practical abilities.
(1) 4 classroom-based seminars (pre- and post-study, ESD seminars, and career studies)
(2) 5 field study tours to the rural farmers in Sasayama city through 4 seasons
(3) More than 1 time voluntary agricultural experience in the rural village
Freshman, full-year, 2 credits, optional, corresponding to ESD basics
Theory on Agricultural Environment in Hyogo Prefecture（兵庫県農業環境論）
Understanding the structure of support
Utilize the field experience to deepen professional knowledge!
To understand the current issues of the measures and policies in Hyogo prefecture from the lecturers who implement them, and planning the policies on related themes, and groupworks.
(1) 10 lectures on measures and policies on JA and Hyogo prefecture.
(2) 4 group workshops with practical plans and policies
Sophomore, 2nd semester, 2 credits, optional, corresponding to ESD exercise I
Let's bring out your knowledge practice in the field!
The purpose is to deepen the understanding of agriculture and rural villages, and to acquire the practical planning and coordinating ability.
Students will plan, practice and evaluate the project which contribute to the sustainable agriculture and the rural villages.
Referring to the final proposal plan in the Theory on Agricultural Environment in Hyogo Prefecture,students will propose (1) a feasible project for rural development, (2) activity in the village (3) evaluate the activity (4) propose final plan