2018 Seminar on Transdisciplinary Studies(Scientific studies on "well-being" and positive education)3

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Fudano Jun 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
LAH.T362
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2018/3/20
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

In this seminar, students will be engaged in the transdisciplinary study to answer the original and fundamental question of ethics, namely, "what is the well-being of human being?" Furthermore, practical applications of "virtue ethics," the importance of which has been re-visited by various organizations including the United Nations, as well as of "aspirational ethics" are examined with concrete examples. In addition, through critical review and analysis on recent findings on "well-being" from various scientific and academic studies from various fields including positive psychology, economics, neuroscience, students will investigate positive interventions which enable themselves to raise the level of their own well-being and also design ethics programs which can make an organization change for the well-being of the entire members of its community and stakeholders.

Student learning outcomes

By successfully completing this seminar-style course, students will be able to
1) acquire skills to investigate the well-being from various aspects with a transdisciplinary perspective.
2) explain recent findings on well-being, illustrating with scientific evidence.
3) explain various interventions which have been proven to be effective and practice them for themselves
4) design and propose ethics programs including the above interventions which enable organizational changes aiming for well-bein

Keywords

well-being, happiness, positive psychology, economics for well-being, neuroscience, positive education, organizational change

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Research topics will be decided in consultation with participating students. The students will work on such topics not only by critically examining relevant literature as well as by practicing proven interventions, present their findings, and discuss them with their peers and the instructor. The schedule of this seminar is also decided in accordance with the preferences of the participating students. The students who are interested in taking this course should contact the instructor by e-mail (fudano.j.aa@m.titech.ac.jp) within the first of each quarter.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 自らの関心について発表できるように準備すること。 To be prepared to present your own interests in well-being and positive education.

Textbook(s)

None is required. However, it is expected that students will not only read basic literature but also look for relevant literature as far as they can. As for fundamental literature, a reading list will be presented in the first meeting of the seminar.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None is required. However, it is expected that students will not only read basic literature but also look for relevant literature as far as they can. As for fundamental literature, a reading list will be presented in the first meeting of the seminar.

Assessment criteria and methods

Contributions to the seminar 50%
Written assignments 30%
Others 20%

Related courses

  • LAH.T105 : Ethics in Engineering A
  • LAH.T206 : Ethics in Engineering B
  • LAH.T305 : Ethics in Engineering C

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

There are no specific prerequisites, but it is expected that students have genuine and sincere interests in well-being. The students who are interested in taking this course should contact the instructor by e-mail (fudano.j.aa@m.titech.ac.jp) within the first of each quarter.

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