2019 Teaching Skills in English for Doctoral Course Students

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Instructor(s)
John Douglas Morris 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
EEE.G601
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/3
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course by a native speaker of English is for doctoral students. Students perform practical exercises about English instruction methods and presentation techniques. Psychological barriers to giving lectures are removed, and students enhance their techniques for effectively conveying scientific contents. The goal is to understand optimal study methods and instruction methods based on a scientific understanding. (Master's degree students may also take this course)

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following skills by taking this course.
The English instruction and presentation techniques for everything from class preparation to evaluation.
For example, students will learn to put into practice the design of an entire lecture, syllabus creation methods, lecture methods, communication skills, energetic methods to elicit opinions, techniques for guiding group work, report evaluation methods, methods for giving exams and evaluating them, etc.

Keywords

Presentation, Metacognition, Teaching, Inspiration, English

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Each class will require student interaction to optimize the learning process. All classes are designed to be engaging, interactive and practical, consequently, every student will develop life-long communication and teaching skills.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Creating ideal learning environment, and understanding the three different types. Exercise in ideal learning environment.
Class 2 How to effectively prepare course materials and effectively teach a group. Exercise in preparing course material and teachning to groups
Class 3 Advanced teaching methodologies, course delivery and story telling as an effective learning tool. Exercise in teaching methodologies, course delivery and story telling
Class 4 More advanced presentation skills - How to captivate the class. Exercise how to captivate the class
Class 5 Creating course syllabus, assignments, grading, testing and rubrics. Exercise in creating course syllabus, assignments, grading, testing and rubrics.
Class 6 Advanced teaching tips, student counseling, dealing with difficult questions and review. Exercise in student counseling, dealing with difficult questions and review
Class 7 Final presentation, an opportunity to use the developed skills to reinforce the optimal learning pyramid. Utlization of the developed skills
Class 8 (Optional) Summary/review and final Q&A Summary/review

Textbook(s)

Reference materials will be provided in the classes.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Nothing in particular

Assessment criteria and methods

Based on the performance in the classes.

Related courses

  • EEE.R561 : Intership (Master Course) A
  • EEE.R562 : Intership (Master Course) B
  • EEE.R563 : Intership (Master Course) C
  • EEE.R564 : Intership (Master Course) D
  • EEE.R661 : Intership (Doctor Course) A
  • EEE.R662 : Intership (Doctor Course) B
  • EEE.R663 : Intership (Doctor Course) C
  • EEE.R664 : Intership (Doctor Course) D
  • EEE.R601 : Training on Teaching Technique
  • EEE.R621 : International Presentations

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

Nothing in particular

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