Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, the students will be able to
-understand better the concept of the scientific conference and publishing practices
-apply strategies to meet expectations of the academic community when presenting research in conferences and other academic contexts
-identify and apply features characteristic of academic language relevant for presenting research
-select tools for different types of presentations
-analyse and improve own presenting practices and performances, as well as give and receive peer feedback
-locate services offered to researchers at Aalto University and other research networks

Credits: 1

Schedule: 14.04.2020 - 19.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Teemu Leinonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Teemu Leinonen, Signe-Anita Lindgren

Contact information for the course (valid 13.04.2020-21.12.2112):

We use the forum for general discussion. You may also contact:

Teemu Leinonen @aalto.fi 

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Academic speaking and writing principles
    Oral and written presentation skills
    Publishing practices
    Conference discourses and practices
    Posters, papers
    Panels, elevator speeches
    Researchers' social network services
    Aalto University’s services for researchers

  • Applies in this implementation:

    • Academic speaking and writing principles
    • Oral and written presentation skills
    • Publishing practices
    • Conference discourses and practices
    • Posters, papers
    • Panels, elevator speeches
    • Researchers' social network services
    • Aalto University’s services for researchers

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active participation (min. 80% presence), completion of all pre- and post-seminar tasks as instructed including, e.g., presentations about own research (oral presentations will be videoed for self-evaluation and for peer- and teacher feedback)

  • Applies in this implementation:

    • Active participation (min. 80% presence)
    • Completion of tasks between the classes as instructed
    • Presentations about own research (oral presentations with a video conference 

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    2 ECTS, 54h (instruction 20-27h + independent work 27-34h, of which appr. 5-10h prior to the first session)

  • Applies in this implementation:

    1 ECTS, 27h

    • Classroom (video) instruction: 12h
    • Independent work 15h

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    provided by the teachers and the course participants

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Provided by the teachers and the course participants.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Description

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