Special Lecture on Value. Decision and Culture I

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Lecturer
Toyoda Mitsuyo 
Place
Intensive   
Credits
Lecture2  Exercise0  Experiment0
Code
66064
Syllabus updated
2010/11/26
Lecture notes updated
2010/9/20
Semester
Fall Semester

Outline of lecture

Philosophy and Practice of Collaborative Deliberation

This seminar is designed to help students deepen their understanding of the values of collaborative deliberation through the practice of dialogical inquiry. Students learn what conditions are necessary for constructive dialogue, and develop their attitudes and skills for participating in communicative deliberation. They will also explore the importance of collective thinking in public decision processes by studying the cases of democratic decision processes.

Purpose of lecture

The aim of this seminar is to strengthen students' understanding of the importance of collaborative deliberation through the practice of dialogical inquiry. The major expectations are: 1) students demonstrate their ability to participate in constructive dialogues, and 2) students deepen their understanding of the value of collaborative deliberation in public decision processes. Both individual and group works will be involved in this course.

Plan of lecture

2/7
Introduction
Safety and community
Developing a community of inquiry

2/8
Thinking and communicating
Thinking and feeling
Habits of mind

2/9
Different modes of thinking
Democratic decision processes

2/10
Philosophy of deliberative democracy
Reflections

Textbook and reference

Handouts will be distributed in class.

Evaluation

Attendance, Participetion (60%)
Presentation (40%)

Comments from lecturer

The contents of the course may change depending on students' abilities and needs. The class will be mostly given in English. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities such as paired and group discussions. Reading and writing assignments will be given.

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