2021 Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)Introduction 2

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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 instructor wants to develop a learning community on the topic of creating a collaborative learning community. Last year this class was held by online and learned together about SDGs. I hope we can see face to face this year.
The instructor will encourages students to facilitate collaborative learning each other, and to cultivate students' mindfulness. All Students will facilitate in turn.

Student learning outcomes

Students will learn to facilitate the creative space where honest, fun conversations would happen.
Students will learn the basic skill of mindfulness for caring their body and mind, such that they can live not in the past or future, but in the here and now, with awareness.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
I worked for a big advertising company for 30 years. I studied Organizational Development and Transformation in Master course, and began to practice workshops and facilitation in the fields of business, administration, NPOs, and education. And I had a lot of journey over the world. I would like to integrate these experiences and aim to create a collaborative learning community.


Collaborative learning community. Workshop. Facilitation.
Body, Mind, Spirit. Mindfulness. Following one's bliss. SDGs

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Based on each one's reading text, a small team facilitate the colloborative learning experience in turns.
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 Two consecutive 100-minute sessions are held every Wednesday afternoon. LAH.H253, LAH.H355, LAH.H357 will be held together. Detailed schedule will be determined at the orientation.  Capacity is 12 students. Orientation: Oct. 6th 1420-1600, on zoom or W9-808. Please contact. Schedule:10/13、20、27、11/10、17、24、12/8、15、22、1/5、12、19、1/26 Time:1420-1600(or 1235−1415 on zoom) Preparation for the presentation. Preparation for facilitating learning workshop.


Nakano, Tamio. How to make a collaborative learning community.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Nakano, Tamio. Workshop
Nakano, Tamio. Joyful practice.
Paula Underwood. The Walking People: A Native American Oral History
Other materials will be provided as needed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Active participation 70%, Final report 30%
(Late in not allowed because of group work.)

Related courses

  • LAH.H253 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)1
  • LAH.H355 : Seminar on Humanities(Culture, Society and Humanity)5
  • LAH.H357 : Seminar on Humanities(Facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and bliss)5

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

Students should be interested in Liberal Arts and expanding humanity, creating participation spaces, and want to play the role of a facilitator.


Because of corona virus pandemic, detail will be fixed in September.

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