Designing Dynamic Discussions
Saturday, September 8, 10:00am-12:00noon
Light Brunch begins at 9:30
Lecture Center 3C*

What do students learn from discussion? Not much, unless you've constructed a dynamic situation that guarantees they will engage in independent, analytical thinking. There are two key elements necessary to getting there: carefully designed discussion questions that give students something significant and concrete to chew on and a mechanism for getting students to interact with one another and with you. In this session, we will examine and discuss why and how classroom discussions go well (or don’t go well) in our courses. Participants will learn and experience strategies for designing and managing discussions that can be adapted to any classroom situation.

*NOTE: Because of space reconfiguration, we are currently unable to host workshops in the ITLAL office. Please take careful note of the location of the workshops you plan to attend. Our staff offices are still in Library 69 and we will continue to hold individual consultations in this space. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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