Explain why participating in discussion is important to focus students’ attention on its many benefits and thereby motivate them to increase their participation.

Explain why participating in discussion is important to focus students’ attention on its many benefits and thereby motivate them to increase their participation.
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Action:

  • Explain that you use in-class discussion to help students:

    • Learn from each other
    • Practice articulating their ideas about the topic
    • Identify and address misconceptions about the topic within the class
    • Extend their knowledge beyond the ideas in the readings or class materials

Reason:

  • Help students understand that discussion during class is designed to accomplish specific learning goals.