|担当者||WILSON, Timothy J.||履修期||後期授業|
|授業題目||English Discussion IV|
|授業の概要||This course is designed to help students build their confidence in speaking and practice their discussion and communication skills. Students will discuss various topics on socially meaningful themes, including education, equal rights, globalization, conflict and peace, nationalism, and environmental concerns. They will do this by expressing and supporting their opinions in English. Discussion strategies will be introduced and practiced in pairs and in small groups, and then will be applied in class discussions.
Discussion can be an effective way for students to improve their communication skills as well as engaging with core ideas, apply them, and enhance their problem-solving skills. It’s good for promoting teamwork, for eliciting higher-order thinking, and is especially applicable when a subject is complex and/or open-ended.
|学習の到達目標||This course is designed to help students to develop discussion skills and English
language confidence on various contentious topics. Students will engage with the content, critically reflect on different situations, interact with classmates to understand the issues and present their own perspectives in class.
|授業計画||第１回||Guidance & Class overview
- First impressions
|第２回||Unit 1: The cashless society
Discussion skills: learn how to discuss opinions
|第３回||Unit 2: Fast fashion
Discussion skills: Learn how to ask questions if you didn't hear or understand
|第４回||Unit 3: Plastic packaging
Discussion skills: learn how to agree and disagree
|第５回||Unit 4: Smartphone etiquette
Discussion skills: learn how to give yourself time to think
|第６回||Unit 5: Vegetarianism
Discussion skills: Support reasons with examples
|第７回||Unit 6: Social media
Discussion skills: Continuing a discussion
|第８回||Unit 7: The soda tax
Discussion skills: Expanding your answer
Independent self-study project presentation
|第１０回||Unit 8: Overtourism
Discussion skills: Make and respond to suggestions
|第１１回||Unit 9: Improving education
Discussion skills: supporting your opinion with multiple reasons
|第１２回||Unit 12: Alternative energy
Discussion skills: Learning how to discuss the pros and cons of something
|第１３回||Unit 13: Equal pay in sports
Discussion skills: Discuss both sides of an argument
|第１４回||Unit 14: Gaming addiction
Discussion skills: Learn how to interrupt politely and deal with interruptions
|第１５回||Final presentations and course reflections|
|授業外学習の課題||Students should prepare for lessons by previewing the topic and vocabulary and reflecting on the strategies introduced in class in order to apply them in future discussions. Weekly homework will include reading texts on current events and students will also complete a self-study project.|
|履修上の注意事項|| Students will be expected to participate actively in all class activities with pair work, group work, and discussions & debates on social issues of interest.
1) Please arrive on time, attend all lessons, and participate actively in this class.
2) If you will be absent, please inform your instructor in advance and check with classmates to find out a) what was covered, b) the homework, & c) what to prepare for the next class.
|成績評価の方法・基準||Ongoing assessments will be based on:
Weekly homework assignments & class preparation (20%)
In-class tasks (20%)
Independent self-study project (30%)
Final Group Presentation (30%)
|テキスト||Global Issues - An Introduction to Discussion Skills (Seibido)
Garry Pearson, Graham Skerritt, Adrian Francis, Hiroshi Yoshizuka
|参考文献||Supplementary materials will also be provided by your instructor.|
|Please contact me by email or see me after class with any questions. email@example.com|