While as instructors we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a real discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will examine benefits of discussion as a pedagogical methodology, examine principles for structuring an engaging discussion so that it moves beyond instructor->student->instructor patterns of response, and analyze common challenges that can sink discussions. Participants will also review a variety of question types and discussion structures that are likely to spur different kinds of productive learning and engagement.
All workshops will take place via Zoom in Spring 2021. A 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, Assistant Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.