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Art of learning

About the course

The program focuses on five filelds of study:

1) Keys of Originality – Teaching simple methods for improving creativity. Such methods can be a part of the everyday practice. By improving creativity, people can regain their capability of open mind thinking and thus understand the world on a higher level.
2) Learning methods – Such methods that can help to make the process of learning as enjoyable and easy as possible. They can help to organize the structure of memory, improve recall and give an aid to find associations in between different learning materials.
3) Lecturing – Teaching basic rules of lectures and presentations (how to grab the attention of the audience, how to avoid the usual “pitfalls”, how to overcome “stage fright” etc.) and acquiring knowledge about the latest presentation softwares (including Prezi, Leonar3Do etc.).
4) Analysis of the Social Media and Relaxation – Using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) for collecting information regarding any topics for eg. for writing scientific papers, wise application of searching systems available on the internet and discovering sites important for teaching and learning. Learning the basics of relaxation.
5) Exam – The participants present their own presentations in front of the group while getting feed-backs from each-other and the leader of the course.
There is no prerequisition for the course. It consist of 5 meetings 4 university hours per each. At the end of the course the participants take an exam.

1st meeting: Keys of Originality – Teaching simple methods for improving creativity. Such methods can be a part of the everyday practice. By improving creativity, people can regain their capability of open mind thinking and thus understand the world on a higher level.
Some key elements:
– Creativity in the light of transactional psychology (possibilities for enhancing the “creative child” living inside of us)
– Creative problem solving (10 exercises for creativity improvement. Everybody has an opportunity for choosing the best ones for herself/himself.)
– Everyday methods for creativity improvement (20-25 games and exercises in small groups and large group)

2nd meeting: Learning methods – Such methods that can help to make the process of learning as enjoyable
and easy as possible. They can help to organize the structure of memory, improve recall and give an aid to find associations in between different learning materials.
Some key elements:
– Neurologic base of learning, the role and function of Short Term Memory and Long Term Memory (short lecture)
– Connection in between emotions and learning (presentation and exercise)
– Acquiring individually shaped mnemotechnic methods (PQRST method, Mind Mapping, Locus Method, Storybuilding, ABC method, learning numbers, learning names etc. – introduction into the application of the methods, individual and small group exercises)
– Basic methods of neurolinguistic programming (NLP) (anchoring, refraiming, VAKOG method)
– Creation of brainwave synergy and it role in learning (the application of Natura Sound Therapy software and its advantages in learning)
– Time management in learning (how to use time of learning more effectively making the period of learning much shorter)
– Biological background of learning (breathing, nutrition, yoga exercises)

3rd meeting: Lecturing – Teaching basic rules of lectures and presentations (how to grab the attention of the audience, how to avoid the usual “pitfalls”, how to overcome “stage fright” etc.) and acquiring knowledge about the latest presentation softwares (including Prezi, Leonar3Do etc.).
Some key elements:
– Basic differences in between a lecture and a presentation
– Making an 8 minute long presentation as perfect as possible on a conference (basic rules of creating and holding presentations)
– Overcoming nervousness while holding a lecture or presentation
– The latest softwares applied presenting your material.
– Making 3D presentations
Making your own presentation about a given topic – exercise (searching for material, collecting the presentation, keeping the rules of presentation, evaluation)

4th meeting: Analysis of the Social Media and Relaxation – Using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) for collecting information regarding any topics for eg. for writing scientific papers, wise application of searching systems available on the internet and discovering sites important for teaching and learning and learning the basics of relaxation.
Some key elements:
– How to find relevant material on the World Wide Web? (Search engines, searching methods)
– Searching for illustration materials (pictures, videos, other materials) for your presentation or lecture (introducing Slideshare, Scholar, Digg, Knol etc.)
– Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 and the exploitation of their possibilities (thematic and semantic search)
– Free internet sources of lectures and teaching/learning materials
– Organizing virtual conferences in cyberspace (Second Life, Conference Alert etc.)

5th meeting: Exam – The participants present their own presentations in front of the group while getting feed-backs from each-other and the leader of the course.

Requirements 2020/2021

REQUIREMENTS

 

Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine

Name of the managing institute (and any contributing institutes):

Institute of Behavioral Sciences

Name of the subject: Art of Learning

in English: Art of Learning

in German:

Credit value: 2

Number of lessons per week: 4 (during 5 weeks) lecture: 4 (during 5 weeks)

practical course:  –        seminar: –

Subject type:      compulsory course       elective course         optional course

Academic year: 2020/2021
Subject code: AOSMAG392_1A

(In case of a new subject, it is filled by the Dean’s Office, after approval)

Name of the course leader: Dr. János Kollár

His/her workplace, phone number: Institute of Behavioral Sciences, +36203410870

Position: associate professor

Date and registration number of their habilitation: –

 

Objectives of the subject, its place in the medical curriculum:  Improving students’ learning and presentation skills, increasing their performance in the acquisition of study materials. 
Place where the subject is taught (address of the auditorium, seminar room, etc.): Seminar room. 
Successful completion of the subject results in the acquisition of the following competencies:

– knowledge of creativity development practices,

– increase in educational and presentation skills (including the development of individual skills and knowledge of technical innovations),

– knowledge of mnemonic methods,

– knowledge of the wide application of the possibilities offered by the Internet (information search, communication),

– knowledge of the theory and practice of relaxation. 

Course prerequisites: None. 
Number of students required for the course (minimum, maximum) and method of selecting students: Minimum: 3, maximum: 10.
How to apply for the course: By using Neptun. 
Detailed curriculum:

  1. Meeting 1: Keys of Originality – participants can learn simple but effective methods that can be used on a daily basis to develop their creativity.
  2. Meeting 2: Lecturing technique – mastering the basic rules of presentation, acknowledging modern presentation methods developed in recent years and their application. Rules for developing and exercising confident performing skills.
  3. Meeting 3: Learning technique – Acquiring mnemonic methods and appropriate time management to support learning.
  4. Meeting 4: Advantages on the Internet – learning the application of RSS, doing own research by using RSS. Mapping Internet resources that can be used for learning and research. Relaxation: Learning the basics of relaxation, mastering the creation of body-soul-spirit harmony.
  5. Meeting 5: Exam – Participants present their own presentation by using their knowledge acquired in the course, receive feedback from each other and from the course leader.

Lecturer: Dr. János Kollár

 

Other subjects concerning the border issues of the given subject (both compulsory and optional courses!). Possible overlaps of themes: None.

 

Special study work required to successfully complete the course:
Not required. 
Requirements for participation in classes and the possibility to make up for absences: Out of the 20 hours of the 5 meetings, a maximum of 4 hours of absence is accepted. 
Methods to assess knowledge acquisition during term time:
The course ends with an exam at the 5th meeting. 
Requirements for signature:

1. Making a presentation at an appropriate level.

2. Active participation, respect for the work of fellow students and active support. 

Type of examination: Practical grade based on the above mentioned requirements.
Requirements of the examination: Preparing a presentation based on the topics discussed during the course at an appropriate level. 
Method and type of evaluation:

5 grade evaluation.

Excellent: Active and constructive participation, high quality performance of tasks. Completing the exam presentation to a high standard.

Good: Active and constructive participation, good performance of tasks. Completing the exam presentation to a good standard with minor errors.

Satisfactory: Passive participation, completion of the exam presentation at an appropriate level.

Pass: Passive participation, preparation of a poor-quality exam presentation.

Failed: Passive participation, failure to present or failure to complete the exam presentation. 

How to register for the examination?:
The exam is a part of the course. Special registration is not required. 
Possibilities for exam retake:
In case of failure, the student will be given a one-time opportunity to improve his/her presentation.
Printed, electronic and online notes, textbooks, guides and literature (URL address for online material) to aid the acquisition of the material:

Books:

Kermani, K. 1990. Autogenic Training. Souvenir Press Ltd. London.

Herkert, R.. 1993. Die 90-Sekunden Pause. Integral Verlag, Wessobrunn.

Tracy, B. 2005. Focal Point. Amacom, American Management Association International, New York.

O’Connor, J., Seymour, J. 1993. Introducing NLP. Thorsons Publisher Ltd. London.

Metzig, W., Schuster, M. 1996. Lernen zu lernen. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Burke, J. 2001. The Knowledge Web. Simon & Schuster. New York. 

Signature of the instructor (course leader) who announced the subject:
Signature of the Director of the Managing Institute:
Hand-in date: 17/April, 2020.
Opinion of the competent committee(s):
Comments of the Dean’s Office:
Dean’s signature: