工学系学生のための対話力育成授業「自律型対話プログラム」の開発と実践 Educational Research and Development at a Workshop-based Education Program Fostering Engineering Students' Self-supporting Communication Abilities
The purpose of this paper is to propose a workshop-based educational program for undergraduates to foster their communication abilities. In the recent trend of citizen involvement, engineers and scientists have been required to acquire the abilities to communicate not only with specialists of other fields but also with lay citizens. More specifically, it is important for them to foster the ability to share and solve the problem through discussion with people who have different backgrounds. To respond to these emerging social demands, we developed the educational program for undergraduates to foster such communication abilities that include the basic communicative skills, the ability to think logically, and the ability of explaining. The program consists of activities such as group discussions, problem-solving in a group, and making a presentation of their ideas in an easily comprehensible manner, in terms of which students trained their communication abilities. The program is designed as versatile so that it can be carried out by any teachers at any universities. We report the cases in which the program was conducted at several universities and show the results of questionnaires on the satisfaction of the program targeting both teachers and students who joined it.
工学教育 59(5), 43-49, 2011-09-20
Japanese Society for Engineering Education