A report from JWCPE Freshman Scholastic Assessment Test and Freshman Survey
加賀, 岳彦五月女, 仁子
86 , 2016-03
This paper is a transitory report from Japan Women's College of Physical Education Freshman Scholastic Assessment Test (JWCPE FSAT, 2011-) and Freshman Survey (FS, 2013-). Both were designed in 2010, under the direction of the 2008 guidelines from the Central Education Council. The two were also launched in response to a growing concern the professors held about the widening gap of scholastic abilities amongst the students.What was mainly observed in the FSAT (2011-2015) was the low level of mathematical skills and the decline in general knowledge on society. The FS (2013-2015) showed that many freshmen find mathematical calculation difficult and have high anxiety towards the studies that start at the college ; it also revealed that there was the substantial lack of hours they had spent in learning and reading at high-school. On the other hand, many freshmen are inclined to group-oriented types of classes that center on experience and participation, hence preferring learning in class rather than learning at home.Based on these results, the authors explored the kinds of educational efforts that should be directed at JWCPE.