Journal of JSEE
Online ISSN : 1881-0764
Print ISSN : 1341-2167
ISSN-L : 1341-2167
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  • Yoshio KATAKURA
    2024 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 3_2-3_4
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: May 20, 2024
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    Laws and rules are enacted after the fact because they are designed to prevent problems from recurring. In contrast, science is an activity aimed at acquiring and providing new knowledge and conveniences. With new knowledge and convenience comes new problems, and scientists and engineers have the responsibility to deal with them. In order to do so, it is necessary to acquire what Kohlberg calls a post-conventional level of ethical awareness and an aspirational ethics. By developing this awareness, scientists and engineers can contribute to the safety, security, health, and well-being of society, which everyone values, and can achieve well-being.
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  • Yoshie KAWAHITO, Yuichiro WAJIMA, Hiroyuki TAKEDA, Atsuko KAGA
    2024 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 3_5-3_12
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: May 20, 2024
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    Although new ways of engineering education have been discussed in response to changing social conditions, methods of educating corporate engineers for the purpose of new value creation capabilities through social sciences and humanities-engineering co-creation have not been sufficiently examined. In this study, we hypothesized four elements for co-creation by social sciences and humanities-engineering as education for corporate engineers and verified them through two workshops of industry-academia collaboration. The effectiveness of these four elements was confirmed as a result of the idea generation in the two workshops attended by researchers in the field of social sciences and humanities and corporate engineers, in which both parties collaborated through brainstorming and forced idea generation methods.
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  • Hatsuko YOSHIKUBO, Sumito NAGASAWA, Leo KIMURA, Yujiro IWATA
    2024 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 3_13-3_21
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: May 20, 2024
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    Group activities in Global Project-Based Learnings (gPBLs) can encounter issues of uneven contributions and levels of commitment among students; situations arise where some students in group projects rely almost entirely on their peers to complete the assigned tasks. Therefore, when designing instructional plans - especially for online gPBLs - it becomes crucial to establish mechanisms that hold each student accountable throughout each stage of the project. This paper advocates a new method for assessing students’ engagement in group work, leveraging an analysis of their activity within the ‘Slack’ collaboration platform. We also demonstrate that employing Slack-based evaluation enables more effective and accountable tracking of student engagement, consequently boosting their motivation to actively participate in the program. Our study concludes that this enhanced level of engagement in group work should strengthen the overall effectiveness of the online gPBL format.
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  • Tohru KURACHI, Hirokazu KUROGI
    2024 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 3_22-3_27
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: May 20, 2024
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    This paper reveals the learning that the participating students learned through industry-academia collaboration through the creation of a small space designed and constructed by the students, and the implementation system that made this possible. This initiative provided the students with a great deal of learning that they would not have been able to obtain in a regular class. The reason is that the real estate company, architectural design office, and university shared a common direction and were able to build an implementation system centered on student design and construction.
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  • Hatsuko YOSHIKUBO, Gabriele TROVATO
    2024 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 3_28-3_35
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: May 20, 2024
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    This study focuses on the usefulness of humanities components in higher education engineering programs, in the context of nurturing ‘global engineers’ with broad skillsets and cultural sensitivity. What is the significance of humanities courses, when it comes to the goal of equipping new engineers to succeed in today’s interconnected global society? We carried out the study on a Japanese History module, which forms part of the Innovative Global Program (IGP) at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT). Our research analyses whether studying this module was correlated with noticeable changes in students’ ‘global competence’, as measured using the ‘MGUDS-S’ assessment tool. Results collated over three semesters showed that in each case there was a statistically-significant increase in participants’ global competence scores.
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  • Michihiro SAKAI, Toshifumi TANAKA
    2024 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 3_36-3_41
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: May 20, 2024
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    In this paper, we describe the teaching material and practice of early STEAM education for junior high school students using graph theory. The classification problem of structural isomers of organic compounds as a teaching material for mathematics was considered. By regarding chemical molecules as estimate and considering the differences of mathematical property, we can consider the difference of isomers. We developed and practiced a mathematical teaching material for Junior high school students to discover the difference of molecules by themselves using graphs and determine the number of isomers. The result of the questionnaire suggested that this material was effective in generating interest in science and mathematics.
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Case study
  • Kazuma FUJII, Naritoshi AOYAGI, Mayu KASHIMURA, Kazunori MORI, Mika ...
    2024 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 3_42-3_47
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: May 20, 2024
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    This paper underscores the imperative for collaborative efforts facilitating a seamless transition from Kosen to Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) in English education. The study explores the robust interconnection between Kosen and NUT and delineates educational challenges in the English curriculum at Kosen for post-graduation students. These challenges involve diminishing class hours and the lack of mandatory fifth-year classes. At NUT, transfer students from Kosen face proficiency issues hindering progress in engineering research. Time constraints from the third-year transfer exacerbate these challenges. The paper introduces initiatives like pre-transfer English education, teaching material development, information exchange, and post-transfer remedial education to address these issues. Discussion encompasses outcomes, challenges, and future directions, emphasizing sustained collaboration for effective English education and smooth transitions.
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  • Chikara TSUTSUMI, Susumu NAKAYAMA, Masaki SHIOMI, Hisami TSUJI
    2024 Volume 72 Issue 3 Pages 3_48-3_52
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: May 20, 2024
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    A PBL-type experiment “Group Scientific Experiment” is a student experiment which is working on from 2008 in the third graders at the Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Niihama College. The experiment is a part of an initiative to cultivate creativity by utilization of active learning in a competition of the work produced for a theme. In this experiment, more practical entrepreneur education for the contribution by engineering solution of the problem in society was taken in and the new engineering education for practical implementation was tried. The graduates who have experience starting a business for the education was invited to the lecturer, and a concept, a view, mental attitude, etc. were introduced. Furthermore, the experiment is new initiatives made to cooperate in the start-up program of National Institute of Technology.
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