The first half of the course (spring) focuses on practicing effective strategies for communicating and expressing ideas, as well as presentation planning and design, focusing on making interesting and comprehensible scripts. Students will practice presenting topics closely related to their lives, and then learn to plan and focus research topics related to the SDGs, gathering information from both primary and secondary sources, creating attention-getting visuals, and using strategies to make engaging presentations.
The second half of the course (autumn) focuses on revisiting the spring term strategies and undertaking a semester-long research project on topics chosen by the students, culminating in engaging presentations and discussions of their topics.
Students will practice and improve discussion, presentation, script-writing, critical thinking and digital skills. Students will become able to express more complex ideas and opinions in English and to give engaging presentations first about themselves, and then about the SDGs and related topics.
By the end of the course, all students will have had extensive practice in script writing and giving presentations about themselves and SDG-related themes.. They will have learnt how to plan and present scripted oral presentations, including PowerPoint-style slideshows with clear, concise, and engaging use of text and graphics. When giving their presentations, they will be able to skillfully and effectively use techniques involving voice, eye contact, attention-getters, and interacting with the audience.
1. Introduction to class & making slide quiz presentation (platform 1)
2. Creating a script for “My Life” and presentation (platform 2)
3. Creating outline script for “Tell us about” stories (platform 3
4. Presenting “Tell us about” stories
5. Creating a script and slides for “Things I want to share” (choice of platforms)
6. Presenting “Things I want to share”
7. Input: surveys and charts and brainstorming
8. Finding and creating surveys and charts related to SDGs
10. Creating a script for surveys and charts
11. Creating visuals (choice of platforms)
12. Presenting surveys and charts
13. Revising and presenting with different partners
14. Review of the semester
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Teacher feedback will happen in class. Google Classroom will be used for communicating outside of class, submitting assignments and grading. This will be explained and demonstrated in class.
Each student should have a digital device (a lightweight laptop is highly recommended). Google Classroom will be used for communicating outside of class, submitting assignments and grading. This will be explained and demonstrated in class. Students will learn to use various digital platforms.
No textbooks or reference books are required. All materials will be provided in class.
Instructor’s name：Scattergood Ellen
Course name：PERFORMANCE FOCUS for SDGs Ⅰ１
Group level：C Class：C3 Year：1