Teaching with discussions can provide opportunities to promote student engagement and to help students improve their critical-thinking and communication skills, but how can we best structure discussions to optimize learning? Participants in this workshop for un-tenured, tenure-track faculty will discuss strategies for planning and structuring class discussions.
Topics will include
Identifying and designing a variety of discussion activities that promote specific cognitive modes, or ways of thinking
Integrating discussion with other methods, such as group work, lecture, and writing exercises
Developing a clear structure or timeline of activities for each class session
Presenter: Gina Frey, PhD (Florence Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry; Executive Director of the Teaching Center; Co-Director, CIRCLE)
Registration is required and limited to 15. Please send your request to register to firstname.lastname@example.org. A box-lunch will be provided. All participants will receive an email with menu selections, including vegetarian options, closer to the workshop date. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know at that time.