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Objectives of symposium
Purpose of symposium
Characteristics of symposium
Techniques of symposium
Scope for the use of symposium
Limitation of symposium
Advantages of symposium
Disadvantages of symposium
Role of symposium in nursing education
“The symposium forum serves an excellent device for informing
an audience, crystallizing opinion and in general preparing the
listeners for arriving at decision policies, values, judgment or
“Symposium consists of a set of program of prepared speeches
followed by audience discussion”
“Symposium is a technique in which two or more person
under the direction of a chairman presents several speeches, which
give several aspect of one question”.
The following are main objectives of the symposium: To identify and understand two various aspects of the
To develop the ability to decision and judgment regard a
To develop the values and feeling regarding a problem.
To enable the listeners to form policies regarding a theme
The symposium has the following main characteristics: It
provides the broad understandings of a topic or a
The opportunity is provided to the listeners to take decision
about the Problem.
It is used for higher classes to specific theme and problem.
It develops the feeling of co-operation and adjustment. The
synthesis and evaluation are achieved by
employing the symposium.
It provides the different views on the topic of the
of television for education.
for the distance education in our
of essay and objective type of test.
system in education.
of student unrest.
control of education research.
of microteaching in teacher education
Use of team teaching in school.
of action research in classroom teaching.
of education technology in our education.
The symposium technique suffers from the following
chairman has no control over the speakers.
is a probability of repetition of the conduct.
listeners remain passive in the symposium.
discussion and presentation of the theme is not
summarized at the end.
technique is employed to achieve the higher
objectives of cognitive domain but affective are not
is suited to a large group or classes.
method can be frequently used to
present broad topics for discussion at
conventions and organization meetings.
is good because of the set
speeches prepared before hand.
deeper insight into the topic.
the students continuously in
itself to the teaching of clinical
method can be use in political meetings.
opportunity for all the students to
The speeches are limited to 15-20 minutes.
Limited audience participation.
Question and answer limited to 3 or 4 minutes.
Possibility of overlapping the subjects.
The symposium will provide a valuable opportunity for nurses from
different cultural background and diverse field to changing role of
nurses in community and home care from international perspective
to promote the generation and implementation of evidence based
practice in community and home nursing through sharing and
exchange of information on the latest development in the discipline
among expert from across the globe, this symposium will contribute
formulating global and regional strategies in advancing nurses role
as well as developing policy initiative in as it relates to nursing
practice, nursing education nursing management and disaster
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