Development of Interviewing and Presentation Skills: Using Action Research Methodology

Abstract

The goal of the study was to develop interviewing and presentation skills of the course participants, who were being prepared to get into the main stream program as entrants of Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). The training program was sponsored by a reputable Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Institute of Ismaili Studies, London . Besides attending the workshops on the development of interviewing skills, the participants were also given workshops on how to prepare power point presentations which reflected on their learning journey as part of the development of the presentation skills. Mock interviews based on their respective personal statement was designed by the facilitator. The data collection method was done by following the strategy of ‘Individual Teacher Action Research’, by adapting different models of action research which will be discussed in the sections of; Literature Review and Methodology . From the findings of the study, it has been revealed that the facilitator should have prepared a manual of course objectives and shared with the participants for future interventions. It has also been identified that the addition of the objectives on stress management and the dress code could be added to the manual of the objectives. Sometimes, it was difficult to reach the course participants; due to different time zones, poor internet connections and the availability of course participants. With the efforts of sponsors, course participants and the resource person, the above-mentioned problems were resolved



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Zubeda Kasim Ali, Aga Khan Development Network- Time and Knowledge (AKDN-TKN), Canada

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Conference: ACLL2019
Stream: Culture and Language

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