Knowing what is losing its value as data and information are electronically accumulating and accessible. Comprehending essentials in diverse information and creating knowledge is currently fundamentals for value and differentiation. This course aims to understand methodology of thinking and acquire pragmatic skills including defining concepts, analyzing causality, and system thinking with exercises.
In this course, students systematically learn meta-knowledge and framework which does not depend on any specific disciplines by thinking essence of thinking, what is thinking, what are pitfalls in it. They are also trained to acquire pragmatic skills with exercise on cases in innovation and technology management.
By this course, students will understand:
1) What concept is concept. How to define.
2) What causality is. What criteria should be met.
3) What knowledge stracture is. How to represent knowledge for business.
4) What system thinking is. How to apply it.
Concept, Framework, Causality, System thinking, System design, Structuring of knowledge
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the beginning of each class, we have group presentation or explanation of reports in the last class. During the class, concepts, theory, methodology are illustrated. By the end of each class, problem and task for the next class are presented.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Concept and definition||Understand what knowledge is and how to define concepts|
|Class 2||Knowledge structure and framework (1)||Learn knowledge structure and framework.|
|Class 3||Knowledge structure and framework (2)||Understand methodology to represent business knowledge as business model|
|Class 4||Causal relathionship||Undesratnd causality and its criteria|
|Class 5||Inference and cognitive bias||Learn logic, inference, and pitfalls|
|Class 6||System thinking||Understand system thinking|
|Class 7||System desgn and function||Undesrand methodology of system design|
|Class 8||Discussion||Systematically comprehend analytical thinking methodology|
Group presentation (60%). Report (40%)