Round table is a form of academic discussion. Participants agree on a specific topic to discuss and debate. Each person is given equal right to participate, as illustrated by the idea of a circular layout referred to in the term round table.

The roundtable discussions will take place in my office. 50th Anniversary Building 632

Group 1: 3:00 -3:20

Group 2: 3:20 – 3:40

Group 3: 3:40 – 4:00

Group 4: 4:00 – 4:20

Group 5: 4:20 – 4:40

To ensure a smooth timetable for all students, please try to arrive at least 5 minutes early and be ready to begin straight away.

There will be two topics on the agenda:

  1. Brangelina: The Divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
  2. The bank strikes in Korea held on September 24th

There will be lots of information about these two topics on line so please try to familiarise yourself with the topics.

How to prepare

In order to perform successfully at the round table discussion, you should do the following:

  • Know the subject material – spend a bit of time reading about the topics or watching videos. Have some idea of the key terms or issues related to each.
  • Consider a couple of questions or ideas you might like to raise with your group when discussing the issue. The more thoughtful and personal your question is, the more likely it will get the group talking.
  • Try to help create a situation where everybody gets to talk. This is not a talking competition – it’s a group discussion. Learn when to ask questions, to engage others, and when to speak.

If you have any questions or worries about the round table discussion, please feel free to contact me or your group members.