8010061 Conference English, 3-5 op
||Kielikeskus, yhteiset (J,K)
The student knows / is able to
• how to do an academic presentation at a conference
• how to communicate across cultures
• listen actively and respond appropriately
• function as a 'host' presenter
• how to use body language
• work alone and in groups and give constructive peer feedback
• participate actively and take up challenges
In this advanced oral communication course, students learn and practice effective presentation and discussion skills. The focus is on how to help listeners better
understand what you are saying. Students learn how to organize information effectively and how to give oral presentations. Students explore elements of effective
oral communication and practice some pronunciation and intonation.
Participants will become familiar with conference practices and phraseology. They can volunteer to be chair or assessors of scientific or host qualities. They will
learn to prepare a set of slides for a conference presentation, discuss their version with the teacher, and rewrite it. They will analyze and give feedback on their
classmates' presentation rehearsals and final presentations. They themselves give a PowerPoint/Prezi presentation at a multidisciplinary 'conference' at the end of the
course. They will learn how to ask and answer questions based on conference papers during post-presentation discussions.
Conference presentations are videotaped and discussed together in the feedback sessions. The participants will also practice how to chair paper sessions and introduce speakers. Students are responsible for presenting information, either individually or as members of a small panel team, then opening up the floor for group interaction and guiding discussion. Audience members play a reciprocal listener/speaker role by paraphrasing points made, asking for clarification, offering their own viewpoints and raising related issues.
Participation in teaching and completion of course assignments and exercises.
To confirm their place on the course, students need to attend the first session.
This course can be organized either as a fully online course or as a blended-learning course including contact sessions on campus. Both versions require active participation in teaching and learning activities. Total working hours for each student is 81 hours.
Students have opportunities for individual meetings with the instructor to review presentations.
Students may buy on their own a copy of When the Scientist Presents (Jean-Luc Lebrun. Singapore: World Scientific) prior to the start of the course.
The student has to prepare a set of slides and do a presentation based on these at the end of the course. While the course is a pass/fail course, this presentation has to qualify for the grade 'satisfactory/sufficient.' A student who fails to present satisfactorily may complete this requirement with the following batch.
Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The course is for University of Eastern Finland doctoral students.
The course is not aimed at international master's degree students or exchange students.
Kirjainlyhenne opetustapahtuman nimen edessä tarkoittaa kampusta, jolla opetus tai tentti järjestetään: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.
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