2019 Advanced Exercises in Physics Presentation I

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Graduate major in Physics
Koga Akihisa 
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Course description and aims

Students will be sent to international research meetings held in Japan and abroad such as international conferences, and make presentations and debate in a language other than their native language.

Students will learn academic presentation and discussion skills necessary for working in an international setting as a researcher at the front line.

Student learning outcomes

Students will participate in international conferences and international research meetings, making presentations and debating in a language other than their native language.
Students will learn academic presentation skills necessary for an international researcher.


international conference, international workshop, presentation skill, discussion skill

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Students will create a plan in advance for presentations and debates, rehearsing under the guidance of their academic supervisor. During the assignment students will not just do their own presentation, but also actively debate with other attendees about research. After returning, students will create a report about the content of their presentation and debates, and about accomplishments from the assignment.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Prepare a plan for the presentation/discussion, and hold a rehearsal with the academic supervisor. During the conference/workshop, the students should focus not only on their own presentations, but also on the debates with other participants. After the meeting, prepare the report on the outcome from the meeting, especially on the contents of the presentation and the discussions.



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Assessment criteria and methods

Assessing the scores based on the reports prepared after the meeting.

Related courses

  • PHY.P628 : Advanced Exercises in Physics Presentation II
  • PHY.P629 : Advanced Exercises in Physics Presentation III

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Predefined application form has to be submitted by two weeks before the presentation.

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