Class Design in Follow-up Program Classes
41 , 2017-02 , 広島工業大学
Universities in Japan are inclined to accept a wide variety of students because of the shrinkage of high school students and growth of the number of acceptance to universities, which causes various educational difficulties in universities. In response to this situation, our university has decided to enhance the follow-up program which is aimed at helping students who need basic learning and aimed at assisting teachers who have to engage in teaching a variety of students. The follow-up classes were established as a part of the follow-up program, and consist of follow-up program testing and collaborative work testing.At first the classes were well organized and seemed to be working. However, participants to the classes were gradually reduced as if it follows a exponential distribution. Then, we managed to change the classes accepting many styles for classes such as topic lectures which deal with not only abstract concepts but also concrete matters directly connected to real worlds. Still, the classes shrank.On the review to the class management designed at first, we here propose to resume sincere and deep discussions on the class design: to whom we deliver classes, what is the goal of the classes, and how we design the effective and efficient classes.