Discussions can build rapport, motivate students to engage with a subject, and promote critical thinking. They can also help students develop problem-solving skills, retain knowledge, and transfer knowledge to new situations. Leading classroom discussions, however, is not intuitive. Participants will leave this workshop with strategies for opening, directing, and strategically leading discussions while maintaining rapport... and not dominating the room.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
- Articulate the role of discussion in student learning
- Articulate the role of discussion in course design
- Design strategies for increasing quality class discussion