How do you facilitate discussion about text? Why is discussion in the classroom important?Join the Center for Faculty Excellence and College of Education faculty Amanda Steiner, Christina Wilcoxen, and Julie Bell as they lead these interactive workshops on discussion techniques for engaging and fostering critical thinking in the classroom.
Session 1: Creating a Culture for Conversation
Oct. 16, 2019 | Noon - 1 P.M. | MBSC Chancellor’s Room
This session will explore how to plan for meaningful discourse in the classroom by creating a culture for conversation. Participants will engage with low-preparation discussion strategies that can be implemented immediately into their classes.
Session 2: Fostering Student-Led Discourse
Oct. 30, 2019 | Noon - 1 P.M. | MBSC Chancellor’s Room
Expanding upon the conversation culture of the classroom, participants in this session will explore mid-to-high preparation discussion strategies that will foster student-led discourse in the classroom.
Session 3: Fostering Discourse in Hybrid and Online Courses
Nov. 20, 2019 | Noon - 1 P.M. | MBSC Chancellor’s Room
Teaching and learning occurs in a variety of formats. Participants will explore strategies that can be implemented to foster discussion in hybrid or online courses.
For more information and to register visit the Center for Faculty Excellence calendar.
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