Fostering Active Discussion

Lindsey Fiorelli, CTL Graduate Fellow, Philosophy

Thursday, September 26 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: What makes a good discussion, and why is it so effective? What can you do—both before and during recitation—to create discussions that get students engaged, excited about the material, and learning how to think through problems during class? When and how should you moderate the conversations? What kinds of questions and formats work for different students and how might you vary formats to include everyone? In this workshop we will talk about these questions and think about how specific types of student-led activities and discussion formats can be used to create an environment in which students feel comfortable actively participating in the conversation.
All graduate students are welcome. Counts towards CTL Teaching Certificate. Also counts as a follow-up workshop for participants in TA Training.