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66285-01 - Seminar: The Thesis Defense: Getting Ready for the Presentation and Discussion 1 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Dorothee Bentz (dorothee.bentz@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The workshops will be instructed by Dr. Malte Engel, Institut für Argumentationskompetenz.

In their thesis defense, doctoral students have to present their research to a board of examiners and then answer critical questions. This course is designed to prepare doctoral students optimally for this situation. In the first part of the course the participants get practical tips for their introductory presentation: how to structure the presentation, how to build up the central argument, what language to use, etc. The second part of the course addresses problems that can occur during the discussion. We look at various types of difficult questions and discuss strategies that the participants can use to respond to them. In the third part, participants get the chance to practice their presentation and to receive feedback from the group and from the trainer.

All contents are developed interactively and are applied directly to the participants' research topics. All participants are given the opportunity to practice and discuss parts of their thesis defense presentation.

In addition to attending the workshop, it is recommended to familiarize yourself with the process of disputations at the Faculty of Psychology by attending disputations of fellow PhD students.
Lernziele The participants learn how:
- to give a convincing and well-structured presentation
- to respond confidently to counter arguments and critical questions
- to be well prepared and feel confident about their thesis defense
Bemerkungen The workshop is offered by the doctoral program PI-PSY.

The course is open to all PhD students of the Faculty of Psychology, priority will be given to PhD students from the doctoral program PI-PSY.

Selection Criteria in case of too many registrations (max. number of participants: 10):
1) PhD students from the doctoral program PI-PSY
2) PhD students of other specializations

PI-PSY rules for withdrawal, absence, or partial course attendance:
If you cannot attend a workshop that you have signed up for, please cancel your course registration as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to dorothee.bentz@unibas.ch. This will allow other PhD students interested in the course to move up from the waiting list. After the university’s official registration period has ended, cancelled course will be assessed with NE. Course registrations can be cancelled until one week before the workshops begins.

ECTS-points are awarded only for 100% course attendance.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 26.09.2022 – 27.09.2022
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 26.09.2022 09.15-17.00 Uhr Missionsstrasse 64a, Seminarraum 00.003
Dienstag 27.09.2022 09.15-17.00 Uhr Missionsstrasse 64a, Seminarraum 00.003
Module Doktorat Psychologie: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Psychologie)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Fakultät für Psychologie, studiendekanat-psychologie@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fakultät für Psychologie