Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSQN0101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Developing Designing Ability
Subject Name
(Katakana)
 
Subject Name in
English
Developing Designing Ability
Instructor FUJIWARA AKIMASA,NIRAJ PRAKASH JOSHI,LEE HANSOO
Instructor
(Katakana)
フジワラ アキマサ,ニラズ プラカシュ ジョシ,リー ハンスウ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Fri7-8:IDEC 201,IDEC 206
Lesson Style Lecture/Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
 
Class style: Online using Bb9 and Teams (April 17-May 15), Face-to-face (May 22-)
Start date of class: April 17 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Career Education
Eligible Students This course is required for Taoyaka program students.
Keywords Debate 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
Elective 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course employs a practical of debate so as to go through the process of interpreting and discussing internship experiences in the field by relating multidimensional knowledge critically to each other. The expected educational outcomes for this course are set as follows:
(1) To understand competency required for future professional specialists and the background behind it. And to know what debating skill is.
(2) Through preparation for debate exercise, students will be able to develop problem processing ability in the face of an issue, which consists of several steps such as grasping key problems of the issue, coming up with multiple solutions for them, and utilizing relevant knowledge and skills for it.
(3) Through a practical debating exercise, students will be able to improve abilities to grasp a topic of debate from various aspects as well as to consider possible arguments from each of both antithetical standpoints, and then to address them logically according to the standpoint.  
Class Schedule 1st week Orientation
Introducing the course, objective, requirements, schedule/contents, reference and assessment
2nd week Introduction
Purpose of debating exercise; structure of debate; logical thinking – argumentation, cross examination, discussion, refutation, strategy
3rd week Outline of debate
Outline of debate and required skills for debate, such as logical thinking and communication skill, etc., will be introduced and discussed. In addition, outline of debate such as its purpose, procedure, and roles in a debate will be explained. Debate teams will also be formed. Two debate themes for the debate practice and subsequent competition will be discussed and decided for group works.
4th week Watching debate video
Indicating good and bad points in the debate
5th week Preparation for practice debates
The first practice of debate will be prepared on the given debate theme to structure argumentation, collect data and evidence and arrange roles through group works.
6th–7th weeks Practice debates 1 and 2
Two debate practices will be performed on the basis of the materials prepared through group works. Necessary instructions and advices will be given during the practice.
8th week Interim evaluation of debates
Interim evaluation of debate practices will be made, and discussion will be held to improve the quality of debate.
9th week Discussion and preparation of debate competitions
Brief discussion about the prospective debate topic for debate competition, and time for preparation will be allowed during which the debate competitions will be prepared on the given debate theme to structure argumentation, collect data and evidence and arrange roles by group works.
10th week Preparation of debate competitions
Time for preparation will be allowed during which the debate competitions will be prepared on the given debate theme to structure argumentation, collect data and evidence and arrange roles by group works.
11th week Debate competition 1
The debate competition-1 will be performed using the prepared materials through group works.
12th week Debate competition 2
The debate competition-2 will be performed using the prepared materials through group works.
13th week Evaluation of debates
Evaluation of debate competition will be made, discussion will be held to improve the quality of debate and participants for public debate will be selected.
14th week Preparation for public debate
The public debate will be prepared on the given debate theme to structure argumentation, collect data and evidence and arrange roles by group works.
15th week Public debate and course summary
Public debate by the 2 selected groups through the debate practices and competitions will be performed on the same theme used for the competitions. Other students will play the role of judges to decide the best debate group and the best group will be awarded.
The final course summary will be made on this day. 
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Basic materials for the course will be distributed by each lecturer when required.  
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
 
(More Details) Distribution material 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
Collect the information and prepare the strategy for debating. 
Requirements This course is provided in English. 
Grading Method Participants’ achievement will be assessed and graded on a basis of attendance, level of participation and contribution during debates. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message  
Other   
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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