2021 Remote learning program for international communication in Asia (Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS)

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Instructor(s)
Nakashima Motomu  Hayashi Nobuhiro  Nakagawa Shigeki  Yanagida Eiji  Takagi Hiroshi 
Course component(s)
    
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
LAW.X363
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS is an approximately 5-month program that includes preliminary studies (June-July), remote study with students in Southeast Asian countries, a final report and a final presentation session.
During the remote study, Tokyo Tech students virtually visit overseas partner universities, several local and Japanese companies, governmental institution and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) project with students who participate from partner universities in Southeast Asia. At the end of each day, students have group discussions about what they learn during the visits, and give a presentation based on those discussions on the last day.
This is one of the study abroad programs in the Global Scientists and Engineers Course.
The aim is to cultivate international literacy, positivity, coordination and communication skills through domestic studies, virtual site visit and a final presentation session.

Student learning outcomes

By virtually observing sites of factories, governmental institution and JICA project in one of the emerging Southeast Asian countries, this program fosters a better understanding of social and industrial problems of the local area. Moreover, it aims to promote mutual understanding among students through discussions and cultivate global human resources with the abilities to cooperate with others from different countries and cultures.

Keywords

Intercultural communication, Global leader, Group discussion, Southeast Asian countries, Short study remote visit, Sites of factories, Governmental institution, JICA project

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS is an approximately 5-month program that includes preliminary studies (June-July), remote study with students in the Southeast Asian countries, a final report and a final presentation session.
During the remote study, Tokyo Tech students virtually visit overseas partner universities, several local and Japanese companies, governmental institution and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) project with students who participate from partner universities in Southeast Asia. At the end of each day, students have group discussions about what they learn during the visits, and give a presentation based on those discussions on the last day.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 01. Preliminary studies (June-July) : Lectures by professors in English 01. Learn how to discuss together through lectures by professors
Class 2 02. Virtual visit (the end of August or the beginning of September) : Virtual visits to universities, companies, governmental institution and JICA project, Group discussion with foreign students from partner universities in Southeastern countries, Final presentation session on the last day of the program, Cultural exchange session, virtual visit to world heritage site, etc. 02. Improve skills of international communication and logical explanation through remote visits to universities, companies, governmental institution and JICA project and though group discussion with foreign students from partner universities in Southeastern countries.
Class 3 03. Final report (approximately a week after remote study) : Students write a report in English about activities in the preparatory studies and remote study. 03. Acquire potential of brief writing for the final report and potential of appropriate expression for the final presentation about what students have learned through the whole program.
Class 4 04. Final presentation session (October or November): Students review their presentations that they made in the remote study and give a presentation again about what they have learned through the whole program. 04. Acquire potential of brief writing for the final report and potential of appropriate expression for the final presentation about what students have learned through the whole program.

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reference materials are distributed as necessary

Assessment criteria and methods

Academic score is evaluated by enthusiasm, teamwork, contents of presentation, etc. in preliminary studies, remote study, final report and a final presentation session.

Related courses

  • LAW.X120 : Remote learning program for international communication in Asia - Basic Course (Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS)

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

Participants are selected by document screening (500-word essay in English) and group discussion in English.
Students are required to register for the Global Scientists and Engineers Course. If the students participate in this program, the course requirement for study abroad program is satisfied.

Office hours

Please make an appointment with the professor by e-mail in advance.

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