2019 Learning Design

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Humanities and social science courses
Murota Masao  Tanaka Gaku  Mori Hideki  Oura Hiroki 
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Course description and aims

What is the difference between learning before entering university and in university? What is the meaning and purpose of learning at university? In this course, we will give a lecture aimed at cultivating the theoretical thinking ability of university students' learning with theories of learning science, educational technology, cognitive psychology. We will deal with "learning" method and "teaching" method, not only for students but also your future. You will get ability to design your learning.

Student learning outcomes

The purpose is having ability to explain theories of learning and education using examples.
You will able to choose and devise a way to study at university and become self regulated learners.


Learning, Education, Educational Technology, Learning Science, Collaborative Learning, Active Learning

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Classes consist of lectures, exercises, group activities.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance Students understand how to proceed in the class.
Class 2 Learning Environment, Learning Style, How to Learn Students are required to think their own learning environment and learning style.
Class 3 Depth of learning, Learning the discipline Students are required to think how to build their own knowledge.
Class 4 Collaborative learning, Sharing ideas Students are required to try brainstorming and KJ methods.
Class 5 Time Management, Becoming more resilient Students are required to try their own time management method and make reflection.
Class 6 ARCS model and Instructional design Students are required to consider and try learning methods that maintain their own motivation and learning goals.
Class 7 Goal oriented learning, Practical learning  Students are required to consider how to learn to meet their own learning goals.
Class 8 Thinking about learning for your future Students are required to make reflections of their activities.


Katsuaki Suzuki, Noyuri Mima (editor) (2018) Learning Design Manual, Kitaoji Shobo (in Japanese)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Robert V. Reiser, John V. Dempsey(2017)Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (4th Edition) ,Pearson

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities (30%), presentations (30%), the final report (40%)

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

Not required

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