Summary and Info
Seminars and tutorials are staples of higher and professional education courses - but running them well and ensuring that they are effective is not easy. 53 interesting things to do in your seminars and tutorials provides practical suggestions, each tried and tested, for ways to develop your professional practice. The book is designed for dipping into to find ideas to dovetail with your own approach and context. Abstract: 53 practical ideas for the organisation and running of seminars and tutorials are presented. They cover: ways to begin; student-led seminars; groupwork; student participation and responsibility; evaluation; written material; and the expression of feelings. For each of the ideas, a problem or issue is identified and a practical teaching or learning method is proposed. In many cases the method is illustrated with examples. In addition, potential obstacles are considered. Overall, the ideas are designed to help reflective practitioners in professional and higher education broaden their repertoire of pedagogical techniques. Key terms: higher education; learning; pedagogy; professional education; seminars; study; teaching; tutorials. The topics covered are wide-ranging. They include: ways to begin; student-led seminars; groupwork; student participation and responsibility; evaluation; written material; and the expression of feelings.