Leading Discussions: Opening Up The Conversation
discussion, educational psychology, educational research
Leading a productive discussion, one that both engages students and enhances their understanding, may be the most complex and challenging task in teaching. This article explores three approaches to increasing the productivity of discussions. They include framing discussions in a way that allows students easier access to the topic, making the kind of discourse moves that propel discussions forward, and creating an atmosphere that is conducive to discussion. Examples are provided and discussed.
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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DOI of published version
Henning, John E., "Leading Discussions: Opening Up The Conversation" (2005). Faculty Publications. 2927.