Fall Teaching Conference Workshop: Let's Discuss! Making Discussion Meaningful and Engaging


Thursday, August 26, 2021, 9:30am to 11:00am


Sever Hall

Rebecca Miller Brown, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Programming, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Julia Judge Mulhall, Bok Pedagogy Fellow 

What makes for an effective discussion in your discipline? How do you balance your goals for the session with student questions and interests? What are strategies you can use to encourage participation from all corners of the class? Join us for a discussion of these and other questions about how to make discussion more meaningful and engaging. We’ll play with the various moves people make in discussing, while asking ourselves how we can introduce students to the idea that discussion, like writing, is a learned skill. New and experienced TFs are welcome.

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.