2019 Social Contributions through Research C

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Academic unit or major
Career development courses
Instructor(s)
Kashiwagi Takao  Yamanaka Hiroaki  Takada Jun-Ichi  Akagi Hirofumi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive (大岡山, (未定), Ookayama Campus, (To be announced))  
Group
C
Course number
LAC.M537
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/9/17
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

As part of the process of transferring the research results of scientists and engineers to society, one duty of Tokyo Tech is to provide national and public body council members and professional society members engaged in raising the awareness of the public through writing and journalism. However, there are a number of points of concern for these activities. Based on the examples of instructors with experience as a council member, students discuss problems such as research and social contributions, and fairness and conflicts of interest.
Through this course, students learn that the role and responsibility of universities is not just education and research, but also raising the awareness of the public.

Student learning outcomes

Each instructor will introduce examples from the experience as a council member in the fields of energy, disaster prevention, information and communications, science policy, and an international technical sopciety. Students will gain an understanding of the issues related to the relationship between science and society for relevant fields. Next, students will discuss with each other fairness and conflicts of interest from the perspective of researchers, based on the insights they gained. Through this course, students will develop their own opinions about the social contributions of science and technology.

Keywords

Dissemination of research results to society, Social contribution and enlightenment, Relationship between science /technology and society, Science studies, Science ethics

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

Both lectures of each professor, issues specific to the topics taken up before more than tuition 10 days, posting a case study materials to OCWi. Each student is preparation on the basis of this in advance about the challenges in the relevant art, it is submitted together to the report until the lecture the day before.
The lecture day, than a profecer, the first half explanation, a problem of equity/conflict of interests is argued between the receipt of receiving and the second half attendance student. We settle on more about a problem concerned and concerning with science through these problems and question to a case introducer.
An intensive course format of about four times, each time with 1. In advance to submit a exercise report, 2. Profecer's lecture, 3. Argument by students and profecers, promoting the lecture in the form. (Upon evaluation, it noted that the challenge submission is sought before profecer's lecture!)
・With attendance number of students even at most 60 people

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 October 8(Tuesday), 1-2 period at Ookayama S518 [Kashiwagi] science and technology and social contribution in the energy sector (1) Doing a case study based on an example and writing a preliminary report.
Class 2 October 8(Tuesday), 3-4 period at Ookayama S518 [Kashiwagi] science and technology and social contribution in the energy sector (2) Exchange of views with respect to issues related to the text field.
Class 3 October 15(Tuesday), 1-2 period at Ookayama S518 [Takada] information science and technology and social contributions in the field of communications (1) Doing a case study based on an example and writing a preliminary report.
Class 4 October 15(Tuesday), 3-4 period at Ookayama S518 [Takada] information science and technology and social contributions in the field of communications (2) Exchange of views with respect to issues related to the text field.
Class 5 November 12(Tuseday), 1-2 period at Ookayama S518 [Yamanaka] science and technology and social contributions in the field of disaster reduction (1) Doing a case study based on an example and writing a preliminary report.
Class 6 November 12(Tuesday), 1-2 period at Ookayama S518 [Yamanaka] science and technology and social contributions in the field of disaster reduction (2) Exchange of views with respect to issues related to the text field.
Class 7 November 19(Tuseday), 1-2 period at Ookayama S518 [Akagi] science and technology and social contributions in the field of an international technical society Doing a case study based on an example and writing a preliminary report.
Class 8 November 19(Tuesday), 3-4 period at Ookayama S518 [Akagi] summary and comprehensive Discussion (discussion among students) Doing a comprehensive discussion will lead to better understandings.

Textbook(s)

None.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Activities (59%) and Participation in Discussion (41%).

Related courses

  • Other career courses

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

None

Other

Each intensive class includes the following steps:
1. Submit a challenge in advance.
2. Instructor's lecture.
3. Discussion between students and the instructor.
(Upon evaluation, it should be noted that the challenge submission is sought before professor's lecture !)

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