Instruction

Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Conference presentation 2 Cr Lecture Course 10.8.2020 - 26.8.2020
Conference presentation 2 Cr Lecture Course 3.11.2020 - 8.12.2020
Conference presentation 2 Cr Lecture Course 27.1.2021 - 3.3.2021
Conference presentation 2 Cr Lecture Course 22.2.2021 - 29.3.2021
Name Cr Method of study Time Location Organiser
Conference presentation 2 Cr Course 28.2.2020 - 3.4.2020
Conference presentation 2 Cr Course 15.1.2020 - 31.1.2020
Conference presentation 2 Cr Course 25.10.2019 - 29.11.2019
Conference presentation 2 Cr Course 4.9.2019 - 20.9.2019
Conference presentation 2 Cr Course 8.3.2019 - 12.4.2019
Conference presentation 2 Cr Course 10.9.2018 - 15.10.2018
Kongressiesitykset 2 Cr Lecture Course 25.1.2018 - 8.3.2018
Kongressiesitykset 2 Cr Lecture Course 14.9.2017 - 19.10.2017

Target group

YEB Doctoral School, Transferable skills.

Prerequisites

Advanced level of english

Learning outcomes

Course learning outcomes: The students will

  • Be able to restructure a text related to their own research or field into a conference presentation, either for an audience representing the same field or for a larger audience
  • Be able to organise the information into a clear and efficient presentation in terms of its language, structure, content and layout
  • Master the techniques related to answering audience questions
  • Be able to produce a poster presentation
  • Master the skills of providing and receiving feedback, including peer feedback and feedback from the teacher
  • Be able to develop their skills further with the help of feedback, self-evaluation and self-reflection.

The doctoral programmes provide students with not only high-standard academic expertise but also in-depth competence for research work and other highly demanding expert positions. Students must

also develop the same level of fluency in communicating in English.

The overall objectives of the studies include:

  • Efficient and clear communication skills required in the academic world
  • An understanding of one’s own competencies and the groundwork for their further development
  • Reinforcement of the students’ identity as academic experts

Timing

During doctoral studies, in autumn and spring.

Contents

  • Presenting at a conference (beginning, proceeding, digressing, summarising, ending)
  • Dealing with audience questions appropriately and clearly
  • Written text into an effective oral presentation
  • Dos and Don’ts of oral presentations
  • Pronunciation, especially stress placement and intonation
  • Practical considerations, including visuals.

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Lectures combined with in-class presentations by participants. Real-time feedback from class participants and instructor along with self-evaluation through the review of a video of in-class presentations.

Assessment practices and criteria

PASS/FAIL, 80% attendance and assignment completion required.

Additional information

In English.

Completion methods

Instruction is provided as contact teaching or applies the various opportunities offered by blended learning, such as workshops and conference simulations. The focus is on engaging learning methods: group work and pair work, peer evaluations and reflection.