Innovation does not come from "solitary contemplation" (monologue), but from "exploratory dialogue" (dialogue). The essence of dialogue, and of communication, is listening and communicating. Communication skills are often confused with so-called sociability, but they are not the same thing. While sociability is a human characteristic, communicative skills can be improved by learning. In this lecture, we will learn "listening" and "communicating" through (1) lecture, (2) exercise, and (3) discussion in order to improve communication skills, which are essential for researchers, engineers, and members of society, through relating to a communication method called "coaching". The course is interactive and experiential.
Recognizing the importance of the above practical wide range of communication skills and experiencing it in a practical way.
Coaching, communication skills, feedback, accountability, team building
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
We do 2 consecutive lectures once a week. Lecture mainly in the first half, in the second half, discussions, exercises, work with worksheets.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 2||Listening skills||Listening skills|
|Class 3||Question skills||Question skills|
|Class 4||Question skills (exercise)||Question skills (exercise)|
|Class 5||Goal setting||Goal setting|
|Class 6||Coaching flow||Coaching flow|
|Class 7||Knowing someone else||Knowing someone else|
|Class 8||Knowing yourself||Knowing yourself|
|Class 9||Feedback skills||Feedback skills|
|Class 10||Acknowledgment skills||Acknowledgment skills|
|Class 11||Accountability and victim thinking||Accountability and victim thinking|
|Class 12||Team building||Team building|
|Class 13||Vision making||Vision making|
|Class 14||Evaluation of outcomes||Evaluation of outcomes|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Specified in the lecture
The number of times and contents of discussions, exercises, worksheet work in the lecture
Applicants must be native speakers of Japanese or have passed N1 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).
This lecture is given only in Japanese. Students of the School of Computing gain priority if there are too many applicants.