Graded Unit presentation:Presentation Skills in Science Delivered by Mark Hetherington 21st March 2012
Structure• What my project is • Agenda for further about research• Why I chose this topic • Conclusion• What I knew about • What I have learned so presentation skills in far science prior to • Sources used research • Question and answer• What I have found out session so far• Sources of information
What my project is about• Oral Presentation Skills in Science• Importance of applying skills within the science curriculum• Detailing the four outcomes for the audience• Vocational relevance• Facts and information concerning Science based courses
Why I chose this topic• Interest in oral presentation delivery and the academic discipline of Science• Development and application of skills• Importance of written, spoken, listening and reading skills
What I knew about presentation skills in science prior to research• Academic publications• Working knowledge of delivery from seminars and lecture work• Teaching and learning theories• Independent knowledge on subject matter
What I have found out so far• Excellent class to work with• Wide range of skills to be developed such as research, presentation delivery, proofreading, evaluation, formal writing and poster design• Excellent integration possibilities• Effective communication between lecturers, learners and D2L improves morale and attendance
Sources of info• D2L documentation, lecturer notes and independent study• Wide range of websites such as…• Journals such as…• Books such as…
Agenda for further research• Maintain positive links with learners in classroom and through D2L (throughout project)• Ensure that class tutor is aware of all formative and summative assessments (as per schedule of work)• Draw up some proofreading assessments for final outcome (May 2012)• Ensure subject registration documentation is submitted timeously (March 2012)
Conclusion• Presentation skills are extremely important for all Science students• Time management, attendance, engagement and effective research strategies are key• D2L is an effective way of communicating with students when attendance is sparse
What I have learned• Problems encountered: time management, not using time to research properly, lack of subject knowledge, paperwork issues• Resolutions to problems: work out a meaningful schedule for work until the end of the unit, consult research methodology slides on D2L, ask tutor for deadline information
Sources used• SQA Unit descriptor• www.howtodeliveracrackingpresentationsthe MarkHetheringtonway.com• D2L information (www.d2l.stevenson.ac.uk)• Journals – Oral Presentation Made Easy, Mark Hetherington, 2012.
Thank you for listening• If you have any questions, I would be happy to take them now.