This regularly updated feature provides valuable suggestions for improving your students’ learning through a variety of fresh and usable teaching approaches. Each tip includes select references and resources if you wish to explore a topic further.
Some helpful way to improve in-class or online groups discussions
We often focus on presentation skills as oral communication skills, but students more frequently need to either lead or contribute to productive group discussions. Small group discussions can easily go off the rails when students indulge in off-topic talking, inadequate listening, and disrespectful behavior. The dynamic quality of class discussion presents challenges to faculty who would like to hold students accountable for the quality of their participation in these discussions.