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SEMINAR METHOD

Prepared by:
JOHN VAN DAVE. T TATURO
• Seminars are simply a group of
people coming together for the
discussion & learning of specific
techniques & topics.
• It is an instructional technique it
involves generating a situation for a
group to have a guided interaction
among themselves a theme.

Introduction
• Seminar is a group of members come together
exchange view of current problems to share
with others their own experiences, experiment,
discoveries.
• Seminar is a teaching technique for higher
learning. A specific subject or topic is delivered
as an article or report in the seminar. The article
and its concepts submitted in the seminar are
analyzed and discussed through group
discussion to arrive a final decision or concept.

Definition
• Seminars are conducted in various
stages. Based on the size and
organizational aspects the seminars can
be classified in to four types.
1. Mini seminar
2. Major seminar
3. National seminar
4. International seminar

Types of Seminar
• To give student the opportunity to participate in
methods of scientific analysis & research procedures.
• To promote deeper understanding about attitudes,
interests & develop desirable interpersonal
relationships -desirable group process.
• To help the students to develop skills in reading &
comprehension of scientific writing of verbal
presentation.
• It enables the students to gain experience in self-
evaluation & in other.

Objectives of Seminar
• Help the student to study the subject
matters.
• It requires a background of knowledge
skills in library work.
• Help in problem solving skills.
• Help in students to increase their
responsibilities & to exchange their
attitude & values.

Purposes of Seminar
• Chairperson or President / Convener of
Seminar
• Organizing Secretary of Seminar
• Chairperson of the Technical Session
of seminar
• Speaker of Seminar
• Participants / Paper presenters of
seminar

Seminar Committee
• This seminar method gives good motivation and
learning experience.
• Help to evaluate the learn-ability of learners.
• Regulate the creating and organizing of facts and
information.
• Develop the self reliance and self confidence.
• This method is the best for socialization.
• Ensures the understandability and enhances the
capability of the students learning.

Advantage of Seminar
• Seminar is always subject / theme specific, so that
sufficient knowledge about the concerned subject
can be developed.
• Develop the questioning skills.
• The data processing and analysis also play a vital
role in this method.
• This makes teaching and learning process lively.
• The student receives good information from his
teacher and the fellow students.

Advantage of Seminar
• Costly
• Rely on resource person knowledge
• If subject knowledge is poor, unnecessary
discussions arise.
• Seminar is a time consuming process.

Disadvantage of Seminar
• STUDENTS
Expected to do library work.
Collect the appropriate relevant contents.
Contents should be clear & well stated.
Utilize the A.V. aids.
Should be well prepared before presentation

Role of Members of
Seminar
• TEACHER
Select the topic.(Give reasonable time for preparation).
Remain in the background in the seminar, but sit where
the whole group can be seen.
Prepare to help out in the initial stages of using this
method in case of long silence.
Be sure that essential points are not overlooked and
that gross inadequacies are corrected (preferably by
the other members of the class).

Role of Members of
Seminar
• The evaluation must be made to get the
immediate feed back from the speaker and
participants regarding the seminar paper and
other seminar details.
• The objectivity of the paper presented, the view
of audience also need be evaluated.
• The observation schedule, questionnaire can
be used as evaluation tools for seminar.

Evaluation of Seminar