Getting Students to Participate in Discussion

This workshop will explore how to get students to participate in discussion by using three structured discussion exercises intended for the first weeks of the semester.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location:

St. Paul Campus: Room TBD

Stephen Brookfield

Stephen Brookfield

There are many reasons students don't speak in discussion - a fear of looking foolish, mistrust of the teacher, racial and cultural suspicion, inadequate preparation and an introverted learning style are just some of these. This workshop will explore how to get students to participate in discussion by using three structured discussion exercises intended for the first weeks of the semester; backchannelchat.com, chalk talk, and the circle of voices.

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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