Deepening Discussion

Mid-semester discussion activities designed to build a conversation organically. Open to all faculty.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


St. Paul Campus: Room 108 in the OSF Library

Stephen Brookfield

Stephen Brookfield

As the semester proceeds the quality of discussions in any classroom should begin to deepen as complexities and questions arise.  Students should be learning to listen more attentively and to identify points of difference and contradiction. They should also be getting better at raising questions.  This workshop will examine two discussion activities designed to build a conversation organically; snowballing and circular response. 

The workshop leader is Stephen Brookfield, John Ireland Endowed Chair and Distinguished University Professor at UST, and the co-author of DISCUSSION AS A WAY OF TEACHING: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR DEMOCRATIC CLASSROOMS (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 2005) and THE DISCUSSION BOOK: 50 GREAT WAYS TO GET PEOPLE TALKING (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2016).

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