GLOBAL COE Academic Presentation in Quantum Physics and Nanoscience

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Shi Jie 
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Spring Semester

Outline of lecture


Purpose of lecture

This course is designed for students who have had some experiences in academic presentations in English.
There are three main components of this course: 1. academic presentations in domestic and international contexts; 2. persuasive speeches and presentation; and 3. students窶 needs based instruction. At the end of the course, students are expected to acquire the higher level strategies in the three components, better their management in English in the above contexts, and improve their confidence in using and managing English for various purposes

Plan of lecture

The 1st component of academic presentations in domestic and international contexts will review or introduce the skills of active participation and management of group discussions in academic contexts, train students to become more skillful at delivering short speeches and book reports; and improve Q&A skills, e.g. more critical and more skillful at dealing with questions in Q&A.
The 2nd component of academic presentations in domestic and international contexts focuses on smooth delivery of presentations of poster and pc-based, better control of nervousness and non-verbal language; and more accurate manipulation of language of both written and spoken forms. The 3rd component of persuasive speeches and presentation mainly introduces crucial aspects of logic in organization, argument evidence and language manipulation, and how to use apply the knowledge and skills of logical presentation to all aspects of presentations, social speeches and persuasive arguments. The 4th component of provides students with needs based instruction and supervision in order to deal with individualized weaknesses:
This course will give student the opportunities to learn to identify personal strengths and weaknesses and to search for resources and methods to improve the problematic areas. The teacher will participate in this process in order to help students.

Textbook and reference

There will be no textbooks required for this course.

Related and/or prerequisite courses



Students are required to keep a high percentage of attendance and to actively participate in class. Creativity and critical thinking are highly encouraged and valued. As cooperative learning is a crucial point of training, students will need to be willing to work with other classmates in various kinds of activities. Student participation and collaboration in class are also part of the final evaluation.
Attendance, attitudes, performance and collaboration with other students in class: 30%
Presentations: 50%
Homework: 10%
Students' self-evaluation and peer evaluation will also be considered.

Comments from lecturer

This course will be conducted mainly in English, but support in Japanese is available whenever necessary. Students should try to inform the professor of their absences in advance and to avoid causing inconveniences to other members of the class especially when collaboration is required.

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