Title Assistant Professor
Email tanaka.rei.fu#@#u.tsukuba.ac.jp (please replace #@# with @)
Degree Ph.D. in Education
Division Education
Research Field Curriculum Studies (Allgemeine Didaktik)
Undergraduate Program School of Human Sciences, College of Education
Graduate School Program (Main) Education (Master’s Program)
Graduate School Program (Sub)
Research Themes

Research on school and lesson designs based on reform-oriented education (Reformpädagogik) in Germany
Research on the curriculum structure of multi-perspective lesson (Mehrperspektivischer Unterricht)
Research on art-oriented curriculum based on theater theory

Publications/Major Achievements

Book [Japanese]

  • Tanaka, R. (2022): Theory and Practice of Reform Pedagogical Schools since the 1970s in Germany: In Search of the Didactic Concept of Teaching for the Connecting between Schools and Life: Shumpusha Publishing.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles [Japanese]

  • Tanaka, R. (2022): The Emergence of the Workshop Approach to Teaching in the “Lehrkunstdidaktik” (Didactics for Art of Teaching) :Focusing on the Lesson Project “Renewing the Lesson with Wagenschein and Comenius” (1985-1989). In: Annual Report of the Kanto Educational Research Society, Vol. 49, pp. 1-12.
  • Tanaka, R. (2022): Dramaturgy of Teaching in “Multi-Perspective Lesson” (MPU) :Didactical Review of “Teacher-Centeredness” in the Curriculum Development of West Germany in the 1970s. In: The Japanese Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol. 31, pp. 1-13.
  • Tanaka, R. (2019): School experiment “Jena-plan Weimar” (Schulversuch Jena-Plan Weimar) as critical inheritance of New Education: Concept and practice of school reform premised on differences between school and life. In: Research Journal of Educational Methods, Vol. 44, pp. 61-72.
  • Tanaka, R. (2019): The concept and problem of practical learning (Praktisches Lernen) as a method of mediation between school and life: A Critical Remark on School and Teaching Reform from 1980s to 1990s in Nordtrhein-Westfalen. In: The Japanese Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol. 28, pp. 1-13.
  • Tanaka, R. (2017): Reflective Learning (reflexives Lernen) on K. Prange’s Theory of School: Development of school lesson’s concept premised difference between school and life. In: Research Journal of Educational Methods, Vol. 42, pp. 22-33.


Scientific Membership

Japanese Educational Research Association
National Association for the Study of Educational Methods
The Japanese Society for Curriculum Studies
The Kanto Educational Research Society
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft

Social and Outreach Activity
Related Links

https://trios.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/researcher/4766 (Univ. of Tsukuba Researchers Information)