2016 Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)3

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Humanities and social science courses
Nakano Tamio 
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Course description and aims

The instructor wants to develop a learning community on the topic of "creating a space of participation, collaboration, and bliss", in pursuit of broad growth as a unique human being.
Specifically there are two things to learn through the experience. The first is the technique for creating a participation space that facilitates workshops and constructive dialogue. Students draw on each of their thoughts and knowledge to learn the skills and spirit of facilitators, evolving on the interactive path to great learning and creations. The other is holistic core skills. The instructor will cultivate students' mindfulness to regulate their body, breathing, and mind to concentrate on the here and now.

Student learning outcomes

Students will learn to facilitate the creation of a constructive space in which straight-forward, enjoyable conversations can be had, which are pleasant to both parties.
Students will learn the basic techniques and habits for regulating their own body, breathing, and mind, such that they can live not in the past or future, but in the here and now, subjectively.


Participative space. Workshop. Facilitation.
Body, Mind, Spirit. Mindfulness. Spirituality. Holistic.
Following one's bliss. Social Innovation.

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Workshop style and reading class style. The instructor does not give one-way lectures, but rather fosters an interactive learning community.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation. Knowing each other. Reflection. Reading.
Class 2 Workshop: Team building. Reflection. Reading.
Class 3 Workshop1: Mutual interview Reflection. Reading.
Class 4 Workshop2: Body work and mindfulness. Reflection. Reading.
Class 5 Workshop1: Mutual interview. Reflection. Reading.
Class 6 Workshop2: Body work and mindfulness. Reflection. Reading.
Class 7 Reading3: Facilitation Reflection. Reading.
Class 8 Reading4: Facilitation Reflection. Reading.
Class 9 Workshop3: Dialogue. Reflection. Reading.
Class 10 Workshop4: World Cafe. Reflection. Reading.
Class 11 Reading5: Joyful practice. Reflection. Reading.
Class 12 Reading6: Joyful practice. Reflection. Reading.
Class 13 Workshop5: Open Space Technology. Reflection. Reading.
Class 14 Workshop6: Open Space Technology. Reflection. Reading.
Class 15 Closing. Reflection.


Nakano, Tamio. Workshop
Nakano, Tamio. Facilitation
Nakano, Tamio. Joyful practice.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Other materials will be provided as needed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Active participation 80%, Final report 20%.

Related courses

  • LAH.H252 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)1
  • LAH.H253 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)2
  • LAH.H355 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)4
  • LAH.H356 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)5
  • LAH.H357 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)6

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

Students should be interested in creating participation spaces, and want to play the role of a facilitator in creating spaces for dialogue.
They should have an interest in their own body and mind, and the desire to perform some simple practices for regulating the mind and body.
Wide curiosity and a flexible attitude.


Schedule is flexible.
The orientation will be held at 16:00 on April 13th. Please come to the room 808 of West 9, or contact to Nakano.

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