ERIC Number: ED190545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Discussion Skills. Papers on Learning and Teaching #30.
Fry, John P.
Instructor skills which are useful in facilitating classroom discussion are described. Suggestions are made for organizing the group (optimal size being 5 to 7 students), establishing agenda and procedures, and identifying responsibilities. Specific techniques are given for managing the flow of ideas, encouraging students to freely exchange ideas while maintaining an objective attitude, and guiding the discussion away from emotion-laden areas. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Learning and Evaluation Service.