Departmental Bulletin Paper Interdepartmental Collaboration: A Case Applying theScientific Method to Urban Environment Design Research

Martin, WOOD  ,  Brent, WRIGHT  ,  Motofumi, MARUI

(24)  , pp.251 - 260 , 2016/3/31 , 金沢工業大学
It is beneficial for students to not only learn new content knowledge in English, but be able to apply that knowledge to new linguistic and practical situations. This paper will describe a two-part activity which involved learning a new concept in English (the Scientific Method), and then applying that knowledge toa current research topic (Urban Environmental Design) being investigated by a member of the Department of Architecture at KIT. Students showed their understanding of the topic by giving a group presentation in English. We will summarize the positive aspects of the activity and suggest for ways this can be applied to other English courses and other research areas. Our goal is to increase collaboration between the English and other departments by bringing current research topics into the English language classroom, and to give students the opportunity to apply content knowledge to new situations.

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