Archive for July 28, 2012
On 21st April, HCI’s Library Club conducted a meeting of the Pseudo Book Club at Jurong Regional Library from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”, a renowned novel written by Irish author John Boyne. The objective of the PBC was to give a presentation on the content of the selected text and discuss it with the attending audience. The event took place at the fourth level of the library.
The presentation explained several important details such as to provide sufficient contextual knowledge for the participants, covering the main characters in the story and the underlying important themes (such as determination and friendship). The main presenter was Tan Hong Kai (2A320), who had assistance from the other club members-cum-facilitators to help the audience understand the text better. The presentation utilized approximately half an hour.
After the presentation, the participants were split into two groups. Both groups used mind maps to reveal their discussion results. The first group ran their imaginations wild as they were requested to come up with interesting endings to the story. The second group had to brainstorm and think of examples related to the underlying themes. Both groups presented their mind maps at the end of the discussion, which included definitions of the given topic, and also answers to questions posed in the presentation. The participants actively and enthusiastically engaged themselves in the exploration of such questions, racking their brains for answers.
The Pseudo Book Club is a recurring event, held every month with a new text for discussion.