2016 Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)1

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Humanities and social science courses
Nakano Tamio 
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Media-enhanced courses
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Course description and aims

The theme is to make a space where people can facilitate each participation and bliss. I would like to build a learning community together.
We focus on two things. One is to learn facilitation skill and mind. Another one is to cultivate holistic wisdom by practice on body, mind ,

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) facilitate comfortable, honest, alive dialogues.
2) live now and here, not past nor future, by practice.


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

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Workshop style and reading class style. Teacher dose not give one way lecture, but let's make a leaning community together.

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 Reading1:Workshop Reflection. Reading.
Class 4 Reading2:Workshop 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.

Some other prints will be handed out in the class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Active participation 80%, Final report 20%.

Related courses

  • LAH.H253 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)2

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

Students need interest in becoming a facilitator.
Students need intention to practice step by step.


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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