2022 Coaching and communication A

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Graduate major in Computer Science
Hotta Jun  Kumazawa Masami  Nagata Yosuke 
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Coaching Coaching
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

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified in the lecture

Assessment criteria and methods

The number of times and contents of discussions, exercises, worksheet work in the lecture

Related courses

  • None

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

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.

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