2016 Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)2

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Nakano Tamio 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.H253
Credits
2
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2017/1/11
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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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.

Keywords

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
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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. Getting to know each other. Reflection. Reading.
Class 2 Workshop: Team building Reflection. Reading.
Class 3 Reading: Power of Myth Reflection. Reading.
Class 4 Reading: Power of Myth Reflection. Reading.
Class 5 Workshop: Body, mind, spirited work. Reflection. Reading.
Class 6 Workshop: Toward our Essence Reflection. Reading.
Class 7 Reading: Peace is Every Step Reflection. Reading.
Class 8 Reading: Peace is Every Step Reflection. Reading.
Class 9 Workshop: Toward our true nature Reflection. Reading.
Class 10 Workshop: Toward our true nature Reflection. Reading.
Class 11 Reading: Opening the world by Social Innovation Reflection. Reading.
Class 12 Reading: Opening the world by Social Innovation Reflection. Reading.
Class 13 Presentation by students. Reflection. Reading.
Class 14 Presentation by students. Reflection. Reading.
Class 15 Presentation by students. Reflection.

Textbook(s)

The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers, Hayakawa.
Peace is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh, Shunju-sha
Opening the world by Social Innovation, Hitoshi Nishimura and others, Houritsu-bunka-sha

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Some other prints will be handed out in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Active participation 80%, Final report 20%.

Related courses

  • LAH.H252 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)1
  • LAH.H354 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)3
  • 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 need interest to become a facilitator.
Students need intent to implement what they learn step by step.

Other

Schedule is flexible.

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