2016 Communication B

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Nakano Tamio 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(M011)  Thr1-2(M011)  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.H207
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course facilitate students' ability of face to face communication. Today, facing to a lot of issues, we need to collaborate. Not only becoming a good speaker and a listener, but also learning the basic skills of facilitation to create a meaningful dialogue.
This course aims to cultivate live communication ability through fun workshop experience.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1)enjoy the creative dialogue even in the first meeting.
2)make a chance to get together and facilitate an effective meeting.

Keywords

communication, facilitation, dialogue, collaboration, workshop

Competencies that will be developed

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

This course is not one way lecture style but participatory workshop style. In the first half, students experience various kind of communication such as self introduction, interview, dialogue, world cafe etc. In the second half, they learn how to facilitate a small group. In the end each participant facilitate a small group and return feedback each other.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of the course. Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 2 Introduction of the workshop. Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 3 Mutual interview. Active listening and writing an article. Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 4 Introducing a partner to others by using the article. Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 5 World cafe part one. Experience of large scale dialogue. Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 6 Reflection of world cafe. Introduction of facilitation. Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 7 Basic skill 1: Creating the space and the atmosphere. Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 8 Basic skill 2:Group size Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 9 Basic skill 3: making a good question Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 10 Basic skill 4: Visualizing the process, Instruction Reflecting experiences and writing mini report.
Class 11 Basic skill 5: Planning and program design Planning the own workshop and designing program.
Class 12 Planning each participant's original workshop. Revising program based on the feedback.
Class 13 Practice of the facilitator part one. Reflection and Preparation.
Class 14 Practice of the facilitator part two. Reflection and writing final report.
Class 15 Reflection of the whole process. Reflection on the whole process.

Textbook(s)

None.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Nakano, Tamio. Workshop. Tokyo:Iwanami shoten; ISBN4-00-43710-4
Nakano, Tamio. Facilitation Revoution. Tokyo:Iwanami shoten; ISBN4-00-700069-7

Assessment criteria and methods

Active participation of every classes including home works:80%, Facilitation practice and self and others' evaluation:20%

Related courses

  • LAH.H107 : Communication A

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

Active participation is indispensable.

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