By Sue Habeshaw, Trevor Habeshaw, Graham Gibbs, Hannah Strawson
Seminars and tutorials are staples of upper schooling classes - yet operating them good and making sure that they're powerful isn't really effortless. fifty three fascinating activities on your seminars and tutorials presents useful feedback, every one attempted and proven, for methods to improve your specialist perform. The e-book is designed for dipping into to discover principles to dovetail together with your personal method and context. summary: fifty three sensible principles for the corporation and working of seminars and tutorials are offered. They disguise: how you can commence; student-led seminars; groupwork; scholar participation and accountability; assessment; written fabric; and the expression of emotions. for every of the information, an issue or factor is pointed out and a realistic educating or studying process is proposed. in lots of instances the strategy is illustrated with examples. moreover, strength hindrances are thought of. total, the information are designed to aid reflective practitioners in specialist and better schooling expand their repertoire of pedagogical recommendations. keyword phrases: greater schooling; studying; pedagogy; expert schooling; seminars; examine; educating; tutorials. the themes coated are wide-ranging. They comprise: how you can commence; student-led seminars; groupwork; pupil participation and accountability; assessment; written fabric; and the expression of emotions.
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With this in mind, you need to design your pyramid in such a way that students are doing something diﬀerent at each stage: if you repeat the same task, they will get bored and feel that they aren’t moving forward. Pyramids for speciﬁc purposes are illustrated in: 7 Starting again 37 Group self-monitoring See also 15 Sub-groups. , ‘Learning through Discussion in the Open University’, in Teaching at a Distance, 2, 1975. 17 Pyramid 40 18 Debate An important use of the tutorial is as an arena for debate.
When organising the programme, you can be helpful to students if you give them the widest possible choice of date and topic. Indeed, this is something you may be able to leave entirely to them. If you give them a list of dates and topics and leave the room (see item 32), this will help to accustom them in a small way to making decisions for themselves instead of always deferring to you. Alternatively, you could assign topics to diﬀerent students and tell them the week in which you want them to be a group leader, or you could simply pick the topics and dates out of a hat.
C If there is too great a distance between the participants, or large obstructions between them, such as large tables, this will make it harder for them to communicate with each other and make it easy for individuals to avoid contributing. d If the teacher sits in front of the board which is used to display information, she then becomes the focus of attention and ‘guardian of knowledge’. e If group members sit around a long table or in a long rectangle, especially if the teacher sits at one end, this tends to result in a focusing of attention on that end, while the students at the other end disengage or start their own discussion.
53 Interesting Things to Do in Your Seminars and Tutorials by Sue Habeshaw, Trevor Habeshaw, Graham Gibbs, Hannah Strawson