LEADERSHIP EDUCATION AT A LARGE-SCALE CLASS INCLUDING FOREIGN STUDENTS WITH E-PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS

M. Inoue1, T. Maruyama2

1Shibaura Institute of Technology (JAPAN)
2Ehime University (JAPAN)
The leadership education has been carried out to the first year students of the master's program of science and engineering system over seven years. The method of education is that students get knowledge, train virtual leadership actions by simulator, and apply them in the real situations. They turned this cycle for many times to enhance their leadership ability. The reflection by a teacher is implemented so that students can get learning from experience. The class has been the high evaluation from the student because of the fun of using a simulator and the educational design which links knowledge and practices. The value of the class is proved by the learning outcomes which the leadership ability of students improved. As the class was an elective subject, the participants were restricted to a small number of Japanese students. On this occasion, this leadership education is set as a compulsory subject of a graduate school so that all students (about 80 persons) could attend. The scale of the class was very big and foreign students joined the class. Therefore, the contents need to be modified for them who communicate in English. In this education, the leadership class was carried out to the mixture of Japanese and foreign students. Students’ learned behaviors were analyzed by the electronic portfolio as a means of assessing learning outcomes.