Preparing and Motivating Students to Speak

Oral communication skills are important for students to develop across a range of classes. Research shows that having students engage in discussion during class can increase their confidence in oral communication.

Dallimore, E. J., Hertenstein, J. H., & Platt, M. B. (2008). Using discussion pedagogy to enhance oral and written communication skills. College Teaching, 56(3), 163-172.


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