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国際公共政策実践研究(Learning Public Policy Decision Making by Case Method)

This course assists students to develop both analytical and decision making skills to address public policy challenges by using the case method. The case method is a problem-based active learning approach to put students in the role of a person faced with real-world problems and responsible for decision making (often called the “protagonist”). With a narrative which describes a real-world situation, students are asked to interpret the incidents; analyze interactions between stakeholders possibly with conflicts of interest; understand antinomy, dilemma, tradeoffs, ethical aspects, and uncertainty; identify feasible options to choose; evaluate possible outcomes; compare alternatives; and propose virtual solutions and decisions. A well-known “case method” approach is one developed by Harvard Business School mostly for corporate decision making whereas ours is for public policy analysis and decision making.
Throughout this course, students are required to work in small teams—with a few assigned case materials in the first few sessions and afterward with a real-world problem of the team’s choice to prepare an analytical note. This exercise puts students in the shoes of a decision maker in order to gain a better understanding of real-world challenges. It also helps students understand the relevance and usefulness of abstract concepts and theory as an analytical framework which helps decision making.
Towards the end of the course, students are required to serve as case teachers collectively in their teams by writing a case material—a narrative of the real-world problem, on which the analytical note has been prepared—and to give a team presentation of the case material for class discussion. This exercise aims to help students deepen their understanding of the problem of their choice and familiarize them with decision-making process by guiding their peers.
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学期
時限
5179005
GPP-DP6T00S3
国際公共政策実践研究(Learning Public Policy Decision Making by Case Method)
西沢 利郎
S1 S2
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教室
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
公共政策学教育部
授業計画
Day 1 (Wed, Apr 6) Introduction Day 2 (Wed, Apr 13) Case method learning; and Case 1 Day 3 (Wed, Apr 20) Case 1 (continued); and Case 2 Day 4 (Wed, Apr 27) Case 2 (continued); and Case 3 Day 5 (Wed, May 11) Case 3 (continued); team registration and problem specification Day 6 (Wed, May 18) Analytical note outline and discussion Day 7 (Wed, May 25) Analytical note outline and discussion (continued) Day 8 (Wed, Jun 1) Draft analytical note presentation and discussion Day 9 (Wed, Jun 8) Guest talk and discussion with the first guest speaker Day 10 (Wed, Jun 15) Guest talk and discussion with the second guest speaker Day 11 (Wed, Jun 22) Guest talk and discussion with the third guest speaker Day 12 (Wed, Jun 29) Case material presentation for class discussion Day 13 (Wed, Jul 6) Case material presentation for class discussion (continued)
授業の方法
The course consists of interactive sessions with student-centered approaches. In each session except for Day 1 and Day 6 onward, students are asked to work in small teams randomly formed. By Day 5, students are asked to form teams of 3 or 4 who have agreed to a real-world problem of their choice and to start preparing an analytical note on the problem. Days 6 and 7 are for discussion on the draft analytical note outlines and Day 8 for a team presentation of the draft analytical notes. Guest speakers are invited to share their experience and insights into decision making on Days 9-11, followed by the presentation of case materials prepared by the same teams for class discussion on Days 12 and 13.
成績評価方法
Course grade will be based on: Class attendance 10% Contribution in small-group and full-class discussions 20% Presentations 20% Final deliverables (analytical note and case material) 50%
教科書
No textbook. The detailed syllabus and all the teaching materials will be provided on ITC-LMS.
参考書
Ramanna, Karthik, and Oenone Kubie. 2021. “Why use the case method in public policy teaching?.” Voices (blog.). Blavatnik School of Government. The University of Oxford, February 18, 2021. School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Public Policy Case Collection. Part III of the following manual is a standard reference for writers with the recommended editorial style based on The Chicago Manual of Style. Turabian et al. 2018. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th Edition. Kindle Edition. The University of Chicago Press. US$12.99.
履修上の注意
None
その他
Ms. Striratna ‘Tita’ Nityahayu, a second-year student, is the teaching assistant for this course.