Lab News Discussions for Science Majors

Video Abstract

This presentation will describe how to include discussions in a graduate-level course for science majors. The discussions are in small random breakout room groups which meet weekly to talk about events from their laboratory or research lives. The chats are unscripted, and the main point is to share their experiences with scientific topics that are familiar to each student. Students come to learn how to simplify their language for students in different majors, as well as how to describe science-related topics that are familiar to them. This is a prelude to finding themselves at conferences and chatting with other researchers using English as a common language. The teacher circulates to each group to listen in and offer advice, then when the discussions are over, the teacher recaps common mistakes or problems. email:

This presentation was on the BigBlueButton (BBB) system, not Zoom. If you want to see some of the controls, check out the Google Drive doc linked here. 

Session Recording
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Topic: Lab News Discussions for Science Majors
Hosted By: Glen Hill
Start: Fri, Aug 27, 2021 03:00 PM
Category: Day 5 - Friday
Duration: 45 minutes
Current Timezone: Asia/Tokyo

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