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Improving Discussions. Idea Paper No. 15 [microform] / William E. Cashin and Philip C. McKnight
Bib ID 5464263
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Cashin, William E
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
5 p. 
Summary

Suggestions to help create and maintain effective classroom discussion are offered, and strengths and weaknesses of this approach are identified. Discussion is defined as a variety of teaching approaches that focus on two-way, spoken communication between the teacher and the students, and more importantly among the students themselves (e.g., recitation, dialogue, and guided and pure discussions). Discussion approaches are suited to a number of course goals, including: providing the instructor feedback about student learning; meeting higher-order cognitive objectives, such as application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation; helping students develop interest and values and change attitudes; and allowing students to become more active participants. Disadvantages include: difficulty in gaining student participation because a perceived threat in speaking out and peer pressure not to excel; the time involved; the difficulty in covering significant amounts of content; the need for more forethought compared to lecturing; and less control for the teacher. Recommendations are offered regarding three aspects of discussions: improving cognitive or intellectual learning, improving the affective or interest/value aspects of learning, and increasing participation. (SW)

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Availability: Kansas State University, Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, 1623 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502-4098 ($1.00 per copy; quantity discounts).

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Attention.  |  Cognitive Objectives.  |  College Instruction.  |  Discussion (Teaching Technique)  |  Higher Education.  |  Instructional Improvement.  |  Student Motivation.  |  Student Participation.
Form/genre Guides, Classroom  |  Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors McKnight, Philip C., author  |  Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development in Higher Education
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