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The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies | TELT | Scoop.it
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.
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Different formats and activities to encourage discussion in class

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 5, 10:15 AM

Are you tired of the same few students answering discussion questions?  Or having the class go completely silent when discussion time begins?  If yes, this article has a variety here to get students discussing.  I love how this article breaks it down the prep time from easy to difficult.  

Veronica Newton's curator insight, February 6, 1:09 PM

"15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. If you’ve struggled to find effective ways to develop students’ speaking and listening skills, this is your lucky day."

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Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions

Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions | TELT | Scoop.it
Although many of us don’t realize it until we step foot into our own classrooms, we quickly learn that facilitating a lively, but controlled, classroom discussion is truly an art form. While most…

Via Adrian Bertolini, Phil Chappell
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Nice little piece with concrete examples of the kinds of questions teachers can ask to promote different types of reflection and analysis from learners.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 23, 2013 4:11 PM

The question is ... do you think deeply about the questions you ask? Are you out to fulfill an intention or jsut get an answer? Do you wait for another answer ... even if they have got it 'right'?

Phil Chappell's curator insight, December 24, 2013 3:15 PM

Short article on question types vis-a-vis the kinds of responses they'll encourage. 

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They gave ME a fork: teaching the intercultural

They gave ME a fork: teaching the intercultural | TELT | Scoop.it
Here is a short something I just wrote. I imagined it could be used in class somewhere (especially in Korea or Japan).  Some brief notes follow. They gave me a fork. I can't believe it. They gave M...
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MIke Griffin's prompt for intercultural awareness lesson

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Small Group Discussion: 20 classroom activities with online variants

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"Dakin Burdick, Center for Teaching Excellence, Endicott College, 2011, has this 9 page PDF describing ways of organising group discussions with large classes. Approximate time requirements are suggested, and formats and tools for online group discussion are also included. Concise, easy-to-follow, many ideas."
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