2017 Science & Technology and Lifelong Learning

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Engineering Sciences and Design
Instructor(s)
Saijo Miki  Kamisato Tatsuhiro  Fujita Daigo  Yoshida Takumi 
Course component(s)
Exercise /Experiment
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
ESD.E402
Credits
2
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/4/18
Lecture notes updated
2017/8/1
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Quantitative literacy is one of the essential abilities for well-educated citizens to apply to daily context in order to determine her/his attitude toward scientific and technological issues. In the first part of this course, the instructor informs students the concept of quantitative literacy or quantitative reasoning (QR) and how they are used in the leading edge educational practices in Japan and abroad. In the latter part, students are allocated to a group with primary school teachers in Ota-ku and propose a teaching plan to cultivate quantitative literacy of pupils in the primary schools.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
1. Have acquired fundamental knowledge about concept of quantitative literacy or QR in daily context and risk situation.
2.Be able to make a prototype or mock to materialize the concept of quantitative literacy.
3.Have gained experience in project management among people with different backgrounds.
4. Have developed communication and presentation skills.

Keywords

数量的リテラシー、日常生活の文脈、リスク状況、小学校理科教育

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

In the first part of this course, the instructor informs students the concept of quantitative literacy or quantitative reasoning (QR) and how they are used in the leading edge educational practices in Japan and abroad. In the latter part, students are allocated to a group with primary school teachers in Ota-ku and propose a teaching plan to cultivate quantitative literacy of pupils in the primary schools.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is quantitative literacy in daily context? What kind of literacy needs to be acquired for educated citizens. The instructor indicates assignment.
Class 2 Science communication and life-long learning - A case study in a risk situation
Class 3 Introduction of a quantitative literacy to science education in the elementary and secondary education
Class 4 Workshop 1:What ideas to be created so that a pupil experiences quantitative analysis in an imminent example ?
Class 5 Workshop 2: What ideas to be created so that a pupil experiences quantitative analysis in an imminent example ?
Class 6 Workshop 3: PBL for education of quantitative literacy: To bridge the science education of the elementary and junior high school
Class 7 Workshop 4: PBL for education of quantitative literacy: To bridge the science education of the elementary and junior high school
Class 8 Workshop 5: PBL for education of quantitative literacy: To bridge the science education of the elementary and junior high school

Textbook(s)

Unspecified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Group work and presentation during class and home-work: 50%
Final report: 50%

Related courses

  • ESD.E401 : Participatory Design in Energy Business
  • ESD.D403 : Systems Engineering and Project Management to Realize Large and Complicated Systems

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None.

Other

This is a one-week summer intensive course with 2 classes per day. Students are required to confirm the detail by OCWI.

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