Fostering Active Discussion

Vanessa Williams, CTL Graduate Fellow, Music

Tuesday, October 21 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 305

Summary: The term ‘active discussion’ can mean different things across disciplines, across teaching styles, and across learning outcomes. In this workshop we’ll discuss what exactly active discussion can look like in your class, and how to get it right (and how to save it from going wrong). Through putting into practice a number of different discussion strategies in the workshop itself, participants will explore how different discussion strategies can reach different learning goals, will share techniques for fostering a ‘useful’ in-class discussion, and will also consider how to extend active discussions to settings outside of the classroom through different media tools.