Seminars usually consist of 8 to 15 related subtopics, each of which is researched by one participating student. The seminar instructor encourages the students to independently obtain information from library resources, from the Internet or from other appropriate sources, and to use these sources when developing their presentations. The instructor ensures that the students have correctly grasped their research topic and can present it in appropriate manner. He/she also points out sources where students can go within the university to find further information on how to design presentations and the related papers.
Each seminar participant should consult the instructor at least twice before holding a presentation:
- In the first meeting, the student and the instructor define and delineate the topic and the involved resources.
- In the second meeting, they discuss the design of the presentation materials and the written report.
If necessary, students can request further meetings with their instructor.All seminar participants should be present during the seminar sessions. In addition to a discussion on the contents, the presentation also includes a review of how effectively the students utilized presentation techniques.
The written seminar reports are collected and made available to all participants in an appropriate form.