REAL-LIFE TASK 1: Participating in an engineering team meeting to discuss product proposals and writing a feasibility report
- Participating in a departmental meeting with peer engineers
- Presenting and discussing new proposals for product development
- Writing the complete, final version of a feasibility report
- Gathering information for product descriptions
- Revising layout and structure of feasibility reports
- Sketching and drafting report contents
- Revising, editing and proofreading a professional text
Listening: Recognizing the language of discussion in team meeting samples
- Identifying the features of short presentations in team meetings
- Exchanging information in discussions
- Taking turns in meetings appropriately
- Presenting a short, preliminary proposal of new product to other engineers or departmental staff.
- All the materials developed in the previous activities (activities 1-7)
Detailed description of procedures, roles, mode and interaction:
- In-class and out-of-class work: Based on the materials produced in the previous activities, student write the complete contents of a short feasibility report on the product/project they have proposed and worked on in activities 1-7. Students can work individually or in pairs to develop the document. If they work in pairs, they collaborate on the drafting, revising and editing. If they work individually, they collaborate to revise and proofread the documents.
Assessment: reports assessed by the teacher
- In-class and out-of-class work: Considering the practice done in previous activities, students prepare and perform a short informal meeting from beginning to end, focusing on the presentation of product proposals and subsequent discussion for comments and suggestions.
- Students can participate in a departmental meeting with peer engineers successfully.
- Students can discuss appropriately about the feasibility of a new product or technology
- Students can write a feasibility report addressed to the management.
Out-of-class outlining and drafting: 90 minutes
In-class discussion and revision (feasibility report): 30 minutes
Estimated timing in total for activity:
Out-of-class reading/listening: 30 minutes
In-class work: 50 minutes (groupwork)