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The Craft of College TeachingA Practical Guide$
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Robert DiYanni and Anton Borst

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691183800

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691183800.001.0001

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Discussion-Based Teaching

Discussion-Based Teaching

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(p.78) Chapter Five Discussion-Based Teaching
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The Craft of College Teaching
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Robert DiYanni

Anton Borst

Robert DiYanni

Anton Borst

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691183800.003.0006

This chapter focuses on discussion-based teaching. It is about discussion-based learning as much as discussion-based teaching. Because discussion and lecture are the two most common forms of college classroom instruction, it is essential to consider the merits, value, and benefits of each when planning and delivering instruction for students. The chapter explains why discussion is used in teaching and how it can be used to promote student learning. It explores the types of challenges teachers confront in using discussion-based teaching, and how to address those challenges. The chapter also considers ways to begin discussions in class and then sustain and conclude them, and it provides general guidelines for class participation in both small and large classes.

Keywords:   discussion-based teaching, discussion-based learning, lectures, class participation, student learning, student embarrassment

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