IVLE training Jan 2015
2014/2015, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Ctr For English Language Communication)
Modular Credits: --
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
This module offers opportunities for freshmen to work closely with members of the faculty on a variety of selected topics in different ways, each of which differs according to the expertise and interests of the seminar leader and of the students with whom he or she chooses to work. The operating premise of each seminar is that a member of the faculty will address a particular subject with which he or she is personally involved and will involve the members of the seminar in its investigation. The module requires participation in weekly discussions, attendance at regular talks, preparation of proposals, writing of reports and individual presentations. Besides being exposed in-depth to a particular issue, students will have ample opportunities to further develop their written and oral communication skills.
There will be ample opportunities to learn and express independent learning skills.
There is no specific prerequisite, although a basic Mathematics and Science education would be useful. Students will appreciate that concepts taught in this module is based on real-life applications and examples.
The module will be taught as a seminar: the activity of “lecturing” will be interspersed with dialogues and discussions between students and teacher, and among students
We shall introduce basic concepts using a lecture mode. The class will then be divided into groups and prepare for materials that can reinforce these concepts. Group discussion, oral and poster presentations as well as brainstorming sessions are essential features of this seminar. Every student will be given the chance to present a piece of original work and defend his/her presentation. Substantial literature research is expected. Writing is essential.
Formally, we meet every Tuesday and Friday from 2:00-3:30 pm at the CDTL Seminar room. However, from time to time, you can expect some re-scheduling to fit the project work and other curricular demands. You can expect some flexibility as we go along, which we shall discuss during our classes.
The world is our laboratory. The literature world will provide the most up-to-dated resources. The living world will provide the specimens that exemplify the literature concepts. Everyone in this seminar will be given the opportunity to learn from the literature and to take field trips. Bring your own digital camera please.