ROXANNA ROSAS EDUC 4113 FALL 2009 Discussion Chapter 9
Discussion  <ul><li>Instructional strategy that uses student-teacher and student-student interactions as primary vehicle f...
Discussion <ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To understand the connections and relationships between ideas </li></ul></ul...
Discussion <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide if group should be larg...
Advantages <ul><li>Can stimulate thinking, challenge attitudes and beliefs, develop interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li...
Disadvantages <ul><li>If not organized/managed properly can be boring for students, frustrating for the teacher, a general...
Why I Chose This Strategy <ul><li>I believe this is an important strategy to use in the classroom. I tend to relate discus...
Using Discussion in the Classroom <ul><li>I will use discussion in my classroom mainly with brainstorming ideas or learnin...
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Discussion Strategy

  1. 1. ROXANNA ROSAS EDUC 4113 FALL 2009 Discussion Chapter 9
  2. 2. Discussion <ul><li>Instructional strategy that uses student-teacher and student-student interactions as primary vehicle for higher level learning goals. </li></ul><ul><li>When used effectively can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulate thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge attitudes and beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop interpersonal skills </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Discussion <ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To understand the connections and relationships between ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To become an active listener </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop leadership skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To summarize group opinions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop self-directed learning skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop analysis, synthesis, and evaluative skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To arrive at consensus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To handle controversy and differences of opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(page 270) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Discussion <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide if group should be large group & teacher-led discussion OR small-group & student-led </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider background and student experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion should result in a specific product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider time allotted for activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use lesson plans to provide structure and use questioning to guide students </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Advantages <ul><li>Can stimulate thinking, challenge attitudes and beliefs, develop interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Can help reach important classroom goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 270 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Disadvantages <ul><li>If not organized/managed properly can be boring for students, frustrating for the teacher, a general waste of time </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher has less control over lesson’s direction and pace </li></ul><ul><li>Students have a tendency to drift away from the central focus or topic of lesson </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why I Chose This Strategy <ul><li>I believe this is an important strategy to use in the classroom. I tend to relate discussions to middle school and high school. However, I think that discussions can be used with younger children as well. It’s important that teachers use a variety of strategies in their classroom. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Using Discussion in the Classroom <ul><li>I will use discussion in my classroom mainly with brainstorming ideas or learning a new concept. It is useful to use discussion with brainstorming because students can get ideas from each other and help fellow students who may not understand the concepts being taught. I think it is important to have discussions when learning a new concept because the teacher can get an idea of how many students actually understand that concept. </li></ul>

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