2021 School of Life Science and Technology Literacy

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Academic unit or major
School of Life Science and Technology
Instructor(s)
Yamaguchi Yuki  Tokunaga Makio  Ishii Yoshitaka  Taguchi Hideki  Mie Masayasu  Kitao Akio  Kondo Toru  Kinbara Kazushi  Okada Satoshi  Hata Takeshi  Yuasa Hideya  Nakamura Hiroyuki  Tsutsumi Hiroshi  Ohta Hiroyuki  Wachi Masaaki  Ueda Hiroshi  Orihara Kanami  Shimojima Mie  Kitaguchi Tetsuya  Aizawa Yasunori  Tanaka Mikiko  Shiraki Nobuaki  Hoshino Ayuko  Hirota Junji  Kimura Hiroshi 
Course component(s)
Exercise    (対面)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri5-6(W321,W323,W331,W351)  Fri5-6(W322,W323,W332,W351,W371)  
Group
-
Course number
XLS.B105
Credits
2
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
2-3Q
Syllabus updated
2021/4/8
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In this course, problem-based learning (PBL)-type exercises and group works will be carried out repeatedly to nurture literacy, fundamental expertise, and creativity in life science and technology. The aim of this course is as follows:
(1) to nurture literacy in life science and technology, i.e., the ability to gather pieces of information concerning a given subject, analyze them, determine if they are correct, and organize and express your thoughts on the subject.
(2) to nurture fundamental expertise in life science and technology.
(3) to foster students' aspirations for advanced study in life science and technology through the above.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will nurture the following skills and foster aspirations for advanced study in life science and technology.
(1) Literacy in life science and technology
(2) Fundamental expertise in life science and technology
(3) Creativity in life science and technology

Keywords

Literacy, fundamental expertise, creativity, problem-based learning, exercises and group works

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In this course, problem-based learning or PBL will be carried out concerning four short topics and four long topics after orientation and introduction at class 1. Each topic will be completed in one (for short topics) or two (for long topics) 100-min classes. To make full use of limited class time, class time will be separated into several parts. The following is an example. At class 14, "looking-back" presentation will be conducted.

Raising the topic (instructor) -> General introduction to the topic (instructor) -> Gathering pieces of information, analysis, and discussion (students) -> summarizing investigation (students) -> presentation (students) -> Q&A and review (entire class)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and Introduction To understand the outline of this course and how to proceed group works.
Class 2 Short topic 1 To carry out PBL concerning short topic 1 and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 3 Short topic 2 To carry out PBL concerning short topic 2 and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 4 Short topic 3 To carry out PBL concerning short topic 3 and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 5 Short topic 4 To carry out PBL concerning short topic 4 and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 6 Long topic 1 (first half) To carry out PBL concerning long topic 1 (first half) and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 7 Long topic 1 (second half) To carry out PBL concerning long topic 1 (second half) and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 8 Long topic 2 (first half) To carry out PBL concerning long topic 2 (first half) and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 9 Long topic 2 (second half) To carry out PBL concerning long topic 2 (second half) and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 10 Long topic 3 (first half) To carry out PBL concerning long topic 3 (first half) and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 11 Long topic 3 (second half) To carry out PBL concerning long topic 3 (second half) and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 12 Long topic 4 (first half) To carry out PBL concerning long topic 4 (first half) and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 13 Long topic 4 (second half) To carry out PBL concerning long topic 4 (second half) and to complete assignments within class time.
Class 14 "Looking-back" presentation To carry out PBL concerning the topic each team selected and to prepare and give presentations.

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

Instructions will be given by each instructor as to preparation and review necessary for each class.

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Teaching material will be distributed when necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on the following aspects:
- Attendance to each class
- Deliverables or reports resulting from exercises and group works
- Peer review among team members

Related courses

  • XLS.B101 : Introduction to Bio-Frontier Research【School of Life Science and Technology】
  • XLS.P101 : Processes for creation in science and technology【School of Life Science and Technology】
  • XLS.B104 : International Bio-Creative Design【School of Life Science and Technology】
  • LST.A230 : Advanced Bio-Creative Design

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

None

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