ERIC Number: EJ812500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Facilitating Class Discussions around Current and Controversial Issues: Ten Recommendations for Teachers
Ezzedeen, Souha R.
College Teaching, v56 n4 p230-236 Fall 2008
Facilitating productive class discussions is one of the most challenging tasks facing college educators, especially when potentially divisive issues are discussed. The author shares ten recommendations derived from teaching a course on current and controversial managerial issues via conversational learning. Excerpts from student comments are included to demonstrate the appropriateness of these recommendations. These recommendations are applicable to conversations across subjects and are meant to encourage college teachers to experiment with conversational learning in their own classrooms.
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Business Administration Education, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Course Organization, Reading Materials, Grading, Teacher Student Relationship
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Education Level: Higher Education
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