The module adopts a practical hands-on approach to preparing students for an online group discussion to solve issues presented in a case scenario as part of an assessment centre in screening job candidates. Students will learn the differences between face to face and online group discussions and prepare adequately to solve problems with a critical mind, showcasing their ability to work with others, contribute constructively and lead teams in discussions and problem solving on an online platform. They will have opportunities to practise skills learnt with a case scenario for discussion.
This micro-module will run:
- Dates/Time: 23/11, 26/11, 2-5pm
Aim: To help students demonstrate the ability to solve problems, think critically, lead and work with others in group discussions online to increase their chances of getting hired.
By the end of the module, students will have learnt to:
- Work and negotiate with others in live online problem solving
- Contribute constructively and assertively in online group discussions
- Demonstrate interactional competence through active listening and skillful navigation of turn-taking online
- Handle case scenarios with critical analysis of information and issues
- Show leadership in discussion and problem-solving
Ms Lee Gek Ling incorporated group discussion training in her module in 2015. Since then she has developed strategies and rubrics for coaching students in developing and defending their stands passionately whilst demonstrating open mindedness and objectivity. She particularly enjoys seeing the initially more reserved student speaking up confidently.
Ms Chitra Sabapathy brings a wealth of experience teaching and designing Professional, Business and Leadership Communication courses. Her passion for student-centered learning earned her the 2018/2019 Annual Teaching Excellence Award in NUS. She continues to apply her pedagogical expertise in constructive teaching and learning and her interest revolves around oral communication.
Date: Monday, 23 November 2020
Event Time: 2pm – 5pm
Faculties: School of Design and Environment, School of Computing, NUS Business School, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Target Audience: NUS graduates from the class of 2015 to the class of 2020