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Active Learning

Facilitating Discussion in Social Sciences and Humanities


Classroom discussion can make or break a course. Done well, it’s the linchpin for meaningful classroom engagement; done poorly, even the best-planned course material falls flat. In this workshop, participants will explore strategies for sparking effective discussion in the Social Sciences and Humanities and will brainstorm how to turn those strategies into concrete action in the classroom. 

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify multiple strategies for engaging students in discussion.
  • Articulate the best practices and pitfalls in leading discussion.

Workshop Resources:

In the Library:
Online Resources:
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Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoc certificates: