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Course Detail

Degree
Master
Standard Academic Year
1・2
Course delivery methods
Hybrid or Others
Subject
Biological sciences, Computer Science, Mass communications & documentation
Program
School
Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences
Department
Master's Program in Informatics
Campus
Tsukuba Campus
Classroom
Course Offering Year
2022-2023
Course Offering Month
April - June
Weekday and Period
Fri1,2
Capacity
Credits
2.0
Language
English
Course Number
0ATW131

Analysis of Knowledge and Information University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

This course introduces the concepts of knowledge and their formation and acquisition methods. The initial units discuss the concept of knowledge. After having seen the definition of knowledge as justified true belief and its criticism (the Gettier problem etc.), we argue about the sharing of knowledge in light of theories of meaning from the viewpoint of relativism and its criticism. The subsequent units introduce three ways of thinking about knowledge formation from the viewpoint of embodied cognition and discuss them in light of recent research trends. The last units introduce methods of knowledge representation and acquisition based on informetric models, focusing on the interrelations between knowledge, information and data.

Learning Achievement

(1)Definition of Knowledge: Classic Definition (Yokoyama)
(2)Definition of Knowledge: The Gettier Problem (Yokoyama)
(3)Sharing of Knowledge: Relativism 1 (Yokoyama)
(4)Sharing of Knowledge: Relativism 2 (Yokoyama)
(5)Knowledge Formation: Ecological Approach, Embodied Cognition (Matsubara)
(6)Knowledge Formation: Perceptual Symbol System (Matsubara)
(7)Knowledge Formation: Conceptual Metaphor Theory (Matsubara)
(8)Knowledge, Information and Data: Informetric Model (Yoshikane)
(9)Knowledge Representation: Statistical and Network Models (Yoshikane)
(10)Knowledge Acquisition: Statistical and Network Analyses (Yoshikane)

Competence

Knowledge utilization, Semantic research ability, Resource expertise

Course prerequisites

Grading Philosophy

Tasks based on the items indicated in the goals will be assigned multiple times, and three parts (1)-(4), (5)-(7), (8)-(10) will be evaluated as one theme each.
For the entire subject, each theme is totaled with the weight at 1:1:1, and those with a total score of 60 points or more will pass.

Course schedule

Course type

Lectures

Online Course Requirement

Instructor

Yokoyama Mikiko,Yoshikane Fuyuki,Matsubara Masaki

Other information

Classes are offered in English in even-years and in Japanese in odd-years, respectively; Special subjects for Information Interaction; Teacher Training Course
Identical to 01MBA01 and 01MBA02.
Hybrid or Others
1st-4th Online Asynchronous, 5th-7th Online Online Asynchronous and Online Synchronous, 8th-10th Online Asynchronous 1st-10th Online Asynchronous
Use manaba to communicate, distribute lecture materials, and confirm attendance. Access manaba during the regular hours of the first class.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Mikiko Yokoyama,Fuyuki Yoshikane,Masaki Matsubara

Email address: mikiko@slis.tsukuba.ac.jp,,masaki at slis.tsukuba.ac.jp


Link to the syllabus provided by the university