UC Osaka Office Lecture Series -- Case Based Critical Thinking No. 7

UC Osaka Office Lecture Series -- Case Based Critical Thinking No. 7

The UC/UCEAP Osaka Office will be holding its seventh lecture in this special lecture series "Case Based Critical Thinking." The lecturer for this series is Dr. John Hampton Ino (Specially Appointed Professor, Office for Academic Exchange with the University of California; Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; former Director, UC Tokyo Study Center).
This special English lecture series is being conducted in an interactive seminar-style, based on group discussions about familiar topics. Participants consider things from multiple viewpoints, critically and pleasantly, through stakeholder analysis in order to develop logical thinking ability and communication skills.
Any student from OU may attend. Faculty wishing to observe the lecture are also welcome. You may attend this lecture even if you have not attended a lecture in this series before, so we hope to see some new faces as well! We only have room for 30 attendees, so make sure you register soon to guarantee your spot!

Date and Time

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 13:30~16:40 (We will have a brief intermission from 15:00~15:10)


Lecture Room, 7F, Interdisciplinary Research Building, Toyonaka Campus

Lecture Overview

This lecture will challenge the students’ critical thinking skills. Students will be given case studies from new disruptive technologies. They will analyze the issue and answer the general question, “What should I do?”

The general “tools” they will use for analysis are:

1) stakeholder identification

2) brainstorming rules

The personal dilemmas they will struggle with are:

1) Where should I stop on this "slippery slope"?

2) What is influencing my actions: feeling (emotion) or thinking (intellect)?

This month's topic : “If Athletes Cheat, Why is Ichiro a Role Model ?”

There will be a post-seminar gathering from 5pm-6pm. Please inform the office if you could make it. It would be very much appreciated if you could bring a snack or two.

How to Apply

Please send an email entitled "Attending 7/16 UC Osaka Office Special Lecture" to kyosui-gakusei-uceap@office.osaka-u.ac.jp by Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Include your (1) name with furigana and Roman letters, (2) affiliation with alphanumeric code and year in school (ex. M1, D2), (3) telephone number, (4) whether you can attend both sessions and (5) whether or not you will be attending the social gathering following the lecture in the body of your email. If you plan on attending the lecture for just the second half, or if you must leave early, please make sure to inform us beforehand. Also, if you are planning on attending the social gathering following the lecture, it would be very much appreciated if you could bring a snack or two.


NAKAYAMA, UC Osaka Office
Tel: 06-6850-6785
Email: kyosui-gakusei-uceap@office.osaka-u.ac.jp
URL: http://www.inosensei.com/osakauniversitygraduate/index.html
For more information on this special lecture, please click here .

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