Developing professional communication skills in students
Studying the successes and failures of research work in groups, with men and women from various countries, helps students develop strong professional communication skills.
Students in the Kawamoto Laboratory work on developing important professional communication skills by constructively evaluating the successes and failures of their research work as much as possible with their colleagues during the school year. Their topics of study range from IT applications to support English education inside and outside of the classroom to investigations of the design/development challenges of cyber-physical systems for improving the condition of life in the communities and societies around them.
We actively look for opportunities to allow students to present and discuss research topics in English outside of the university to prepare them for the workforce even outside of Japan.
By emphasizing the need for professional communication skills, graduates enter the workforce with the experience of adapting their work discussions with a variety of colleagues, audiences, clients, etc.
Pauline N. Kawamoto (AP) has been on the faculty staff at the Nagano-Engineering Campus since 1996.