ERIC Number: ED245065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Discussion Techniques for Adult Educators.
Holmes, Dallas L.; Mortensen, Mark A.
This manual describes four discussion techniques that may be used in an adult education setting following a presentation by one or more resource persons. These four techniques--the huddle group, the buzz group, the chain reaction forum, and the reaction symposium--are designed to help the learner acquire information, develop skills in problem solving, and learn how to apply the knowledge he or she has gained. The first section of the manual provides background material for using the discussion techniques, such as planning criteria, qualifications for resource leaders, and discussion criteria. The manual then focuses on the four discussion techniques, including an introduction and overview for each and explaining how to put them into use. A bibliography and list of suggested readings complete the guide. (This booklet can be used in conjunction with a separately available videotape.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Discussion Groups, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Discussion, Guidelines, Interpersonal Communication, Leaders Guides, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Conference and Institute Division, UMC 50 A, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 (Videotape loan charge--$15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Adult Education and Training.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.
Identifiers: Buzz Groups; Chain Reaction Forum (Technique); Huddle Groups; Reaction Symposium (Technique)
Note: For a related document, see CE 038 995.