2011 年 32 巻 1 号 p. 66-74
This article aims to discuss possible hypotheses on how to construct a system in which competence such as communication skills can be developed in college education. In recent years, companies value such competence as communication skills. Nonetheless, it is pointed out that university students lack such skills. This is because these skills have not been sufficiently nurtured in college education. Attempts to reform seminar education are proposed along with three extracted constructs that follow: 1) lesson plan to not incidentally but intentionally foster competence 2) introduction of a system to prompt students' independent actions 3) adoption of a management cycle that encourages an appropriate action style. Raw data in this study were mainly obtained at a substantive experiment using PBL as a part of Work Force Training Assistance Project in 2010 supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan.