Faculty Publications

Title

Leading Discussions: Opening Up The Conversation

Document Type

Article

Keywords

discussion, educational psychology, educational research

Journal/Book/Conference Title

College Teaching

Volume

53

Issue

3

First Page

90

Last Page

94

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

7-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.3200/CTCH.53.3.90-94

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