Developmental Psychology provides student readers with essential help in all aspects of their first course in developmental psychology, including advice on revising exams, preparing and writing course assessment materials, and enhancing and progressing their knowledge and skills in line with course requirements on a developmental psychology course.
Chapter 3.3: How to Make the Most of Seminars
How to Make the Most of Seminars
What This Section will Give You. How to:
- be aware of the value of seminars
- focus on links to learning
- recognise qualities you can use repeatedly
- manage potential problems in seminars
- prepare yourself adequately for seminars
Not to Be Underestimated
Seminars are often optional in a degree programme and are sometimes poorly attended because they are underestimated. Some students may be convinced that the lecture is the truly authoritative way to receive quality information. Undoubtedly lectures play an important role in an academic programme, but seminars have a unique contribution to [Page 129]learning that will complement lectures. Other students may feel that their time would be better spent in personal study. Again, private study is unquestionably essential for personal learning ...