Lyons: Orchestrating Classroom Discussions (TOTW #10)

This is a post from the “Tip of the Week” series by Richard Lyons which is no longer available, although it is archived on Internet Archive’s Way Back Machine.  Below this is a link to the full original tip at Internet Archive.

Orchestrating Classroom Discussions

We inherently realize that students learn most effectively when their minds are more regularly engaged in our learning goals. When effectively conducted, classroom discussions enable students to:

  • Apply information delivered through instructor-directed methodologies such as lecture, video presentation, and guest speakers.
  • Evaluate the validity of their previously held beliefs.
  • Analyze the perspectives of their increasingly diverse classmates.
  • Synthesize concepts learning in other environments.
  • Evaluate the evidence and logic of others against their own beliefs.

Full Post here.

The full post is available at the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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