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  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Facilitating Engaging Discussions


Dr. Meg Gregory, Associate Director for Faculty Programs

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • via Zoom

Event Description

While as instructors we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a true discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will consider the benefits of discussion as a pedagogical methodology, examine strategies for structuring a successful, inclusive discussion, and consider ways to move beyond instructor-student-instructor patterns of response. Participants will also review a variety of question types and discussion structures that are likely to spur different kinds of productive student engagement. Finally, we will address some common challenges that can sink classroom discussions.

For questions about this Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences workshop*, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory, Associate Director for Faculty Programs.

*Some workshops will take place via Zoom in Spring 2023. For Zoom workshops, the link to the Zoom session will be sent out with the reminder email the day before the workshop. Attendees must plan to participate in the entire workshop in order to get credit for attendance towards the Professional Development in Teaching Program. If you have questions about the workshops in this series, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory.



Registration has closed for this workshop. If you would still like to participate, please email Meg at meggregory@wustl.edu