Division of Child Development

Comprehensive study into the education and development of children from early childhood till

Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Mathematical Cognition in Children, Children’s Music
Activities, Motor Development, Children's Literature, Education of Children for Artistic Expression
  1. The Child Development Course offers comprehensive study into the education and development of
    children from early childhood till adolescence. Students can learn the academic domain concerning
    physical and mental development of children, early childhood education, education of children with
    regard to mathematical cognition, physical activities and play ( including sports), and expression in
    language, music and art.
  2. The course provides multiple approaches for those who aim at a career relating to children or to
    education of children, those who have an interest in children’s culture, and those who wish to master
    various aspects of the physical and mental development of children.
  3. As for the development of cognition and expression by children, the course focuses on the following
    various fields; linguistic expression, mathematical cognition, human growth, motor development with
    sports, music expression and artistic expression. And at the same time in the course, various aspects
    related to children’s experiences at home, in their community, and school education will be studied.
  4. As for the supporting involvement of child development, the course focuses on studies about the
    difficulties that children face today, and about the systems that realize child development at home, at
    school and in the community.


Name E-Mail/Personal Site Title Research Field/Research Interest
(木下 孝司)
kino [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Professor Developmental Psychology

Development of communication and self-other understanding in young children

KITANO Sachiko
(北野 幸子)
sachikita [at] panda.kobe-u.ac.jp
Associate Professor Early Childhood Education

Professionalization of Early Childhood Education

(國土 将平)
kokudo [at] harbor.kobe-u.ac.jp
Professor Growth and development of children, Test and Measurement in Health and Physical Education

Clarification of growth, health, motor development including physical fitness and sports performance and these interactions of Asian and Japanese children. And the influence of teaching-learning activities, lifestyle and living conditions

MEGURO Tsuyoshi
(目黒 強)
meguro [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Associate Professor Children's Literature, Japanese Language Education

A Study on the Institutionalization of Children's Literature

OKABE Yasuyuki
(岡部 恭幸)
okabe [at] godzilla.kobe-u.ac.jp
Professor Mathematics Education

Mathematical Cognition

(勅使河原 君江)
teshi [at] kobe-u.ac.jp
Associate Professor Art Education

Artists and Their Activities on Art Education