Nine Ways to Use Class Discussion to Promote Transformation
Monday, September 19, 2011
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
If you're like most professors there's probably a section in your syllabus that addresses the importance of participation and lets students know that participation is part of their overall course grade. If you didn't, few students would participate. And yet, despite the cajoling and incentives to participate, research indicates that only about 25 percent of students in a course actively volunteer answers and contribute on a regular basis. Join us to learn proven practices for structuring discussion to promote classroom discussion and cooperative learning; and how to build an atmosphere of trust that helps your students: • Listen to and understand opposing viewpoints • Learn from their mistakes • Recognize errors in their thinking • Become effective team players and leaders. Session facilitated by Roben Torosyan, associate director of the Center for Academic Excellence and assistant professor of curriculum and instruction. Lunch will be provided.