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Keeping them interested! Terry Timberlake Institute of Teaching and Learning
The mid-trimester blues! u/imgres?imgurl=http es?q=tbn:iAXabbADi5Bo- M:http
Your Week 5 Tute! Source: rl=http
Your Week 6 Tute! Source:
Quiz 1. It is week 6 of trimester, the 3 rd week of August. Numbers attending tutes are decreasing. A dedicated few are still turning up. They don’t look too enthusiastic though. Do I: a. tell them it is up to themselves to learn b. tell them to get over it, just like I did at uni c. cancel the tute d. tell them they might as well just find it all in DSO e. other
e. Other. What works for you?
Quiz 2. What does the word dactylogram mean? Talk to your neighbour – can you decide what the word dactylogram means? a fingerprint ! dactylo = Greek for finger or toe gram = something written down, drawn or recorded
What is this ? Source: A 1929 ear trumpet made by the American Earphone Company Clue 1: medical aid Clue 2: aural
What’s been happening here? break in routine someone listening student involvement common problems & issues shared visuals some ‘humour’ variety
Tutor as carer. it happens every trimester (you are not alone!) flight of fight! I have an address I have some consultation time help is available (Division of Student Life) variety in class time management (prioritise) let’s set some short term targets
Targets we are here! today & next week we need to cover…. which means that by here we are ¾ of the way there this week we will spend half the tute on the topic basics and the rest discussing your assignment we will talk about preparing for the exam by the time we are here it’s almost over!
Variety The ‘big’ statement! Gen Y students have the concentration span of a goldfish!
The Loch Ness Monster. Learning objectives: You should be able to: a. explain the legend of the Loch Ness Monster (LNM) b. compare two opposing views about the LNM c. explain and justify your own view of the existence of LNM l=http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/08/dayintech_0822&h=513&w=580&sz=72&tbnid=5UB9E3UbNVjZEM:&tb nh=119&tbnw=134&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dloch%2Bness%2Bmonster&hl=en&usg=__XwHlMBdRnEGPN1- 5YT29Z_au5cY=&ei=nChESt61AtaGkAXs89mkDw&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image 15th October 2005 Robbie Girvan, owner of the Loch Ness Caravan Park at Invermoriston, took five pictures of what he described as a 4 feet high head and neck at 6pm when he was walking his dogs by the loch shore. He said he saw a long neck come out of the water and had time to return to the house, get his camera, and return to take the pictures. Previously a non-believer, he said that the ‘dark green and silvery’ creature could only have been Nessie
Study Guide Topic 1: Questions 1. What is meant when an organisation is called a ‘closed system’ or an ‘open system’? 2. Suggest how technology, external environment and size can explain the practice of public relations in a particular organisation. 3. How do public relations specialists serve as ‘boundary spanners’? 4. How important is management’s worldview in explaining and predicting public relations?