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Teaching Strategies for a Learner-Centered Classroom
Strategy: Class Discussion
Time: 15-20 minutes
Intent: To bring out different points of view or concepts from a learner-centered point of view.
- Create a set of discussion questions you can pose to students.
- Tell the students what the goal for the discussion is.
- Ask the question and let the students answer/discuss/debate.
- Encourages students to think critically about course content in a variety of ways.
- Set questions provide structure to the discussion and keep discussion on track.
- Questions can be supplied by students as part of a previous activity.
- For more open-ended questions, with two or more possible answers, divide students into groups, assign sides, and conduct a more formal debate to answer the discussion questions.
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