Duration: 4 weeks
This course aims to introduce you to the language and communication skills of academic discussions. It will look at the importance and purpose(s) of seminar discussion in academic learning and aims to help you develop a range of discussion skills, strategies and language which you should find useful for the preparation of, participation in and reflection on seminar discussions.
Each session will provide opportunities to participate in the discussion of a range of academic-related topics. Specifically, the module will help you to:
|Week 1||The importance/purposes and issues of participation in seminar discussion|
|Week 2||Preparation for seminar discussions; ‘taking the floor’, plus discussion|
|Week 3||Supporting your claims/position/argument, plus discussion|
|Week 4||Active listening; clarification; responding to others’ points, claims and arguments, plus discussion|