2018 Leadership Workshop 4

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Shirabe Masashi  Suzuki Yuta 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-6(W934)  
Group
4
Course number
LAH.C401
Credits
1
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2018/4/19
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course is to facilitate students’ understanding and ability of leadership. These will be built on fundamental abilities to read, write and listen, gained from 100-300 courses mainly provided by ILA.
Desirable leadership can be unstable, infinitive and suddenly change with the times and places. This course, then, deals with necessary fundamental and effective skills for leadership which students may effectively use in their future carrier, including presentation, facilitation, reading and peer-reviewing.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to;
Explain the concept of leadership and
Acquire fundamental skills for fascilitating group work activities for assissting building up a new idea.

Keywords

discussion, facilitation, reading and peer-reviewing, presentation, consensus building.

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

At the beginning of every class, the learning activity and tasks are explained. Then, students are required to solve exercise problems and drills related to the lecture given that day.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Intoduction, Difference in leader and leadership, Self- and Mutual- introduction. Discussion on effects of being late in class. Understand basic activities in the class and fundamentals of leadership
Class 2 Dialogue of leadership through the World Café method with use of Entakun table. Understand leadership
Class 3 Groupwork for understanding consensus building Consider what fascilitate and obstruct consensus building, Complete the sheet of the groupwork for next week activity.
Class 4 Review of the groupwork for consensus building with group discussion Summarize the discussion and write an essay based on the summary. Reading part for the 6th class is determined.
Class 5 Thinking up an new idea by group work: Divergence and Convergence with experience of brainstorming and KJ methods Understand brainstroming and KJ method. Summary of the reading part should be prepared for the next week activity.
Class 6 Sharing the contexts in several books about leadership through Zigsaw method Understand current contents in leadership. Essay (around 500 words) should be written for peer review in the next week.
Class 7 Peer-review activity on the essay. Understand peer-reviewing. Edit own essay (around 500 words) based on the peer-review and one sheet presentation should be prepared for the next week.
Class 8 Presentation with one sheet paper to share the knowledge of leadership in own group. Summarize leadership and its importance for predicted carrier of students .

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will be assessed on their understanding and commitment for classes including short essay written at the end of each class (60pts), essay for cunsensus building (20pts), and the last essay for leadership. Students who are absent from the class three or more times are not given the credit. Ask instructor when a student is absent from the class due to attending a scientific meeting. Writing a short essay will be required to add some points to substitute the commitment points.

Related courses

  • LAH.C301 : Liberal Arts Final Report
  • LAH.C501 : Advanced Leadership Workshop
  • LAH.C101 : Tokyo Tech Visionary Project
  • LAH.C402 : Peer Review Practicum

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

No prerequisistes, but there are a limitatoin of the number of students.

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