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MORI Tomoko

MORI Tomoko
Researcher Name
MORI Tomoko
Div (Section) name/title
Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research(Sustainable Material Cycle Systems Section)/Junior Research Associate
Research Subject
・Design and evaluation of ESD promoting collaborative collective behaviors
・Design and evaluation of capacity development in the field of disaster waste management
Master of Engineering
Professional Qualification(s)
Environmental Speciality Field
Environmental Education,Education for Sustainable Development
Psychological model of behavior,Structural equation modeling,Non-formal education,Sustainability transition,Key competence in sustainability
Brief Description of Research
■Evaluation of ESD programs
I’m developing the evaluation method for short-term non-formal education programs provided by businesses or NGO from the perspective of the expected learning capabilities. My evaluation framework was based on existing studies about environmental literacy and key competence in sustainability. I’m trying to improve the evaluation method through actual practices on several education programs.

■Determinations of collaborative collective behaviors and ESD design
The main target of Japanese environmental education has been the promotion of individual pro-environmental behaviors in daily life, such as separating trash, saving energy and so on. My study targets the promotion of collective behaviors collaborating with stakeholders (ex. Participating local activities to solve regional environmental problems, joining the signature or donation campaign about environmental problems). I’m trying to figure out the determinations of these behaviors through the statistical analysis of questionnaire survey, and design ESD which can contribute to encourage the collaborative collective behaviors.

■Design and evaluation of capacity development in the field of disaster waste management
I’m developing the capacity development for municipal employees in the field of disaster waste management. Knowledge gotten through the past training design, support, and evaluation is compiled the guidebook.
2004/3 Master of engineering, Kyoto University
2004/4〜2008/9 Researcher, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
2012/2〜2015/3 Visiting researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies
2013/5〜2017/6 Senior researcher, Japan Waste Research Foundation
2014/4〜 Ph.D. student, The university of Tokyo
2017/7〜 Junior research associate, National Institute for Environmental Studies
Membership of Academic Society
The Japanese Society of Environmental Education,Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management