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What’s the Secret to Creating Classroom Discussions That Work?

While discussions are effective pedagogical tools, they can be frustrating to students, lead to uncomfortable silences, and can be dominated by a couple of speakers. This webinar provides concrete strategies faculty can use to design and facilitate classroom discussions that create an effective and positive learning experience. Topics include principles for guiding class discussions and techniques for getting all students engaged. The presenter shares specific examples of strategies that can be used in a variety of disciplines and in various class sizes. 

Jennifer H. Herman, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Associate Professor, Practice in Education, Simmons College
Dr. Herman has developed, facilitated, and overseen hundreds of research-based faculty development programs around teaching and scholarship. Her presentations, workshops, and research focus on faculty development programs, course design, teaching strategies, learning theory, teaching for inclusive excellence, student learning outcomes assessment, and online education. Dr. Herman teaches courses on assessment, learning theory, and curriculum development for Health Professions Education. Dr. Herman holds a doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Buffalo and a master’s in International Training and Education from American University.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm





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