Gocha Pecha Kucha: Innovating Student Classroom Presentation
Neslie Carol Tan
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Bensal, E. R., Miraflores, E. S., & Tan, N. C. C., (2011, October 28). Gocha Pecha Kucha: Innovating student classroom presentation [Paper Presentation]. The 5th Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (GLoCALL) International Conference, Century Hotel, Manila, Philippines.
Pecha Kucha (PK) is an innovative presentation style that has been gaining much popularity of late since if properly executed could allow the slideware to complement and enhance the presentation. This method has rich potentials in addressing common problems in typical oral presentation. Upon investigating 39 informative presentations of Speecom (Speech for Communications) students of De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU) and their respective self-reflections, the study revealed that PK proved to be a more challenging presentation style that entails much preparation. It was indeed able to address common problems of having text heavy slides that encourage over reliance on the slideware. However, it has ushered a different set of problems such as more prominent awkward pauses and lack of eye contact due to the anticipation of slide transitions, difficulties in content and image synchronicity and non-compliance with PK conventions. But despite these challenges, both the students and the researchers do not discount the promising potentials of PK given enough practice and exposure as it observably instills the favorable attributes of discipline and spontaneity in presenters.