2018 Dialogue for elucidating insights

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Engineering Sciences and Design
Saijo Miki  Ohashi Takumi  Fujita Daigo 
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Course description and aims

In order to create an innovative idea and commercialization of the idea we need a collaboration among people with different background. An innovative idea will not be generated without an insight which comes from the close encounter of diversified opinions. In this class we present a theory of dialogue which elucidate insights and do the practice of communication. Besides, we will provide an opportunity to do project work for " creation of business for facilitation of active learning in primary and secondary education or workplace” in order to let students acquire project management skills.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will:
1. Have acquired fundamental knowledge about concept of insights and dialogue and communication.
2.Be able to make sequence of the dialogue to elucidate insights.
3.Have gained experience in project management among people with different backgrounds.
4. Have developed communication and presentation skills.



Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In the first part of this course, the instructor informs students the concept of communication or dialogue skills to elucidate insights and facilitation process for active learning in work place 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 or business persons in Tokyo and propose a business plan to facilitate active learning in work place or primary schools .

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What is the communication for elucidating insights for creative ideas? What kinds of communication skill sets would be needed for creative ideas? The instructor indicates assignment.
Class 2 Why do we need an active learning in workplace or school? The relationship between active learning and creative idea.
Class 3 Introduction of an active learning in the elementary and secondary education.
Class 4 Workshop 1:Communication for elucidating insights : theory and practice.
Class 5 Workshop 2: Communication for elucidating insights: theory and practice.
Class 6 Workshop 3: Business design for facilitating active learning in work place and school.
Class 7 Workshop 3: Business design for facilitating active learning in work place and school.
Class 8 Workshop 3: Business design for facilitating active learning in work place and school.



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
  • ESD.A501 : Engineering Design Project A
  • ESD.A502 : Engineering Design Project B

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



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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