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Class Information

Information Booklet

コンクリート

Class Schedule

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* See P.6 of "Information Booklet" PDF file (To Be Added) for detailed venue locations.

** October 13 is designated to work on on-demand online classes.

*** You must take at least one of the English or Japanese courses.

 

 [NOTE]

- Seats will be announced on the day.

- The above schedule is subject to change without notice.

Exploring Diversity in Academia

This course consists of presentations by current students (FC Student Coordinators) and a panel discussion by professors, that helps you learn about a wide range of as well as common areas of research activities in SOKENDAI, envision your research career, and build a new network with other students and professors coming from various research fields and backgrounds.

CLASS TYPE
​On-site (at Hayama Campus)
DATE
Tuesday, October 10, 15:15-17:15
Wednesday, October 11, 9:00-14:00
CONTENTS
Panel Discussion (120 minutes)
SOKENDAI professors from several departments give a panel discussion on their own “research cycle,” from designing research, finding a research question to presenting the research result.
 

Presentation by FC Student Coordinators (240 minutes)
The Coordinator deliver a presentation on their research and campus life in a way that participants from different research background would understand and broaden their interests.
 
INSTRUCTORS
Yoshikazu Ishibashi, Associate Professor, Center for Educational Planning and Development (CEPD)
Satoshi Mayama, Lecturer, CEPD
Kazuko Miyashita, Associate Professor, CEPD

 

Researchers and Society

In contemporary society, researchers are expected to have not only expertise in their specialty but also to fulfill their social responsibility as researchers. This course will offer opportunities to think about the roles of researchers in society through lectures and workshops.

[1]Research Integrity

CLASS TYPE

On-demand

DATE

Tuesday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 31

Learning Materials

To Be Announced

CONTENTS

As research activities are often supported by society and research results can have huge social impacts, research integrity is an important part of responsible conduct of research. In this part, students will discuss various issues in research integrity, and learn basic rules in research practice.

INSTRUCTORS

Yukinori Onishi, Lecturer, Research Center for Integrative Evolutionary Science (RCIES)

[2]Social History of Research

CLASS TYPE

​On-site (at Hayama Campus)

DATE

Wednesday, October 11, 14:10-15:40

CONTENTS

Social roles and responsibilities of researchers have been changing over time. This part will provide a lecture on the process in which social basis of research and relation between researchers and society has come to take the current forms. In particular, it will discuss social responsibilities that emerged after the two great wars in the 20th century.

INSTRUCTORS

Kaori Iida, Associate Professor, Research Center for Integrative Evolutionary Science (RCIES)

[3]Seeing Your Research from Different Perspectives

Deadline for pre-assignments is October 9

CLASS TYPE

On-site (at Hayama Campus)

DATE

Thursday, October 12, 9:00-14:30

CONTENTS

Contemporary research activities are closely intertwined with society and could affect the public in many ways. Thus researchers are expected to explain their activities to various actors in society. Often, different stakeholders frame problems differently, which can make communication between researchers and the public difficult. This part will find and consider controversial cases of sciences as an example to discuss communication difficulties through a lecture and group work.

INSTRUCTORS

Thilina Heenatigala, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor

Communication Skills for Researchers(English)
研究者のための“伝える”技術(日本語)

This course is offered in two versions, English(Scientific Writing & Academic Presentation) and Japanese(研究者のための"伝える"技術). Please select one of them. Optionally, you may  take both courses.

The ability to clearly communicate one's ideas, whether in the spoken or written medium, is essential for any researcher. The aim of this session is to develop basic scientific writing and oral presentation skills. Students will learn how to improve the composition of their reports and make effective presentations so that their ideas can be more easily understood by the reader or audience.

この授業は英語コース(Scientific Writing & Academic Presentation) か日本語コース(研究者のための“伝える”技術)のどちらかを選択してください。両方受講することも可能です。

口述や文章で自分の考えを明確に伝える能力は、研究者にとって不可欠です。このセッションの目的は、基本的な科学ライティングおよびプレゼンテーションのスキルを開発することです。読み手や聴衆に自分の考えをより理解してもらいやすくするような文章の構造や,効果的なプレゼンテーションの作り方を学びます。

Scientific Writing & Academic Presentation (English)

CLASS TYPE

On-demand

Course Duration

Tuesday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 31



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Learning Materials

          Scientific Writing

          Academic Presentation

 

※ "Academic Presentation" consists of five parts in total. After submitting each Practice, you will receive an email with a link to download the next Part.

CONTENTS

Scientific Writing

The lecture will focus on basic strategies for making your writing easier to understand for the reader. We will briefly cover overall paper structure and focus on the structure of sentences and paragraphs. In addition, you will also learn strategies for avoiding confusing language and highlighting key information. These points will be illustrated using simple, concrete examples. In addition, you will reinforce these techniques through several practice exercises.

Academic Presentation

Academic presentation covers how to orally communicate your research in a limited time with slides or a poster, with the goals of not only disseminating your findings but also eliciting valuable feedback from the audience. In this lecture, you will learn fundamental skills to improve your presentations, including structuring your talk, making effective visual aids, and incorporating the visual materials into your talk.

INSTRUCTORS

Jeremiah S. Sechrist, Special-Appointment Lecturer, Center for Educational Planning and Development (CEPD)

Taji Gohmaru, Lecturer, National Institute of Genetics

研究者のための“伝える”技術(日本語)

実施形式

オンデマンド

受講期間

10月10日(火)〜 10月31日(火)

学習教材

 ダ ブラウザ上ではなく、ローカル環境にダウンロードしてから学習を進めてください。

内容

パート1:ライティング

研究者が書く文章は、自らの意見を説明し、読者に理解してもらうことを目的としています。読者に理解される文章を書くには、自分の書いたものを客観的に読み、推敲できることが求められます。そこでまず講義では、「文章」の成り立ちを知ったうえで、文章の論理的な流れをデザインする「アウトライン」と、文書の構成単位である「パラグラフ」の構造について理解します。そして、文章の最小単位である「センテンス(文)」の推敲例を多く示しながら、「よいセンテンス」の要素について説明します。続いて様々な視点から推敲を重ねることの重要性を、実習を通じて体感します。具体的には、「アウトライン」とはなにかを単文を使った練習問題によって学びます。続いて「パラグラフ」と「センテンス」を対象に、文章を推敲する基礎的なスキルを学びます。


パート2:プレゼンテーション
プレゼンテーション(研究発表)とは、限られた時間の中で「絵」を使って聴衆に直接「話す」ことです。その目的は、自分の研究成果を伝えるだけでなく、その場で起こる議論を通じて聴衆から直接フィードバックを得ることです。その形式には、スライドを使った口頭発表とポスター発表があります。そこで本講義では、口頭発表とポスター発表の特徴を説明します。続いて、聴衆が“わかる”発表を作ることを目指して、それぞれの発表形式ごとに「絵の作り方」の基本的な技術を主に紹介します。

実施教員

木下充代 統合進化科学研究センター 准教授

伝える技術
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Notes on the course

  • Active participation in all sessions is a condition for granting credits.

  • We use Dropbox and Google Forms to distribute class materials and submit assignments.

  • The password for this webpage, connection links (connection information) for Dropbox, and Google Form are for participants use only and should not be shared with others.

  • Do not record the class content without permission of the instructor(s).

  • Do not redistribute class handouts without permission from the instructor(s).

  • Do not use personal identifiable information obtained in class for any purpose other than that for which it was obtained.

[About on-site sessions]

  • Please be seated 5 minutes before the class each day. The seating chart will be announced on the day.

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