2024 Advanced Multicultural Groupwork Practice

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Murakami Rie  Ota Eri  Taoka Yuki 
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Course description and aims

After actual study abroad in Thailand, (ENT.G403 Advanced Multicultural Groupwork study abroad), through lectures and multicultural group work remotely, students will
1) Deepen the knowledge about social issues predetermined for the year, and
2) Make ideas for solving social issues.

In October and November, students will take the course on site, and connect with Chula students through remote system.
In December, Chula students will come to Japan. Both students will join site visits, groupwork, and final presentation.

Only students who took "ENT.G403 Advanced Multicultural Groupwork study abroad" can register this course.

Student learning outcomes

1) To understand trend and priorities of social issues in Japan and Thailand.
2) To understand the processes of engineering design such as needs assessment, concept idea making, prototype making, and try and error.
3) To develop idea and its implementation plan for applying the idea in each country with understanding their social issues
4) To localize and customize the idea for adapting different cultures
5) To develop global awareness with understanding and respecting cultural differences
6) To join multi-cultural groupwork actively
7) To acquire critical thinking and analytical ability


Thailand, Chulalongkorn University, intercultural PBL, intercultural groupwork, global engineering, social issues, engineering design

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

1) Collect data and information in each country related with the topic which each group chose, and find specific points and differences/commonalities of each country
2) Conduct user test and get feedback for applying the idea in each country appropriately
3) With considering each country’s situation, discuss about how to realize and to implement the idea
4) Show a skit for realizing the idea and a presentation the idea with the implementing plan in final presentation session.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 10/16(Wed.)14:30-16:30 Group work Proceed off-class group work
Class 2 10/23 (Wed.)14:30-16:30 Group work Proceed off-class group work
Class 3 10/30(Wed.)14:30-16:30 Group work Proceed off-class group work
Class 4 11/6(Wed.)14:30-16:30 Group work Proceed off-class group work
Class 5 11/13(Wed.)14:30-16:30 Group work Proceed off-class group work
Class 6 12/16(Mon.)ー12/19(Thu.) Chula students' will come to Tokyo tech. Group work, Site visit etc. Proceed off-class group work
Class 7 12/20(Fri.)morning 1) Group presentation 2) Closing ceremony (Award of certification) <Individual Assignments> Make report about idea and personal essay

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Distribute as needed

Assessment criteria and methods

Group work performance (Individual Assessment): 10%
Group discussion (Individual Assessment): : 20%
Personal Essay (Individual Assessment) : 30%
Group Presentation (Group Assessment) : 20%
Skit (Group l Assessment) : 20%

Related courses

  • ENT.G304(LAW.X359*) : Multicultural Groupwork Practice
  • ENT.G303(LAW.X373*) : Multicultural Groupwork study abroad
  • ENT.G403(LAW.X453*) : Advanced Multicultural Groupwork Study Abroad
Students who enrolled in or before AY 2023 must register using the course number marked with an asterisk (*).

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

Students only who had to take "ENT.G403 Advanced Multicultural Groupwork study abroad" have to register this course.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Center for Entrepreneurship Education, Global Education Office, Murakami

Office hours

Please contact us in advance by e-mail.


This course is registered for "Subjects for entrepreneurship" and "Global Scientists and Engineers Course, Global Awareness Program(P1)".
Detail will subject to change due to adjustment with Chulalongkorn university.

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