Discussion as a way of learning

While discussion is one of the most valuable teaching techniques used in the classroom as well as in online formats, it’s also one of the most challenging for learners and instructors alike. Here’s an excerpt from Brookfield and Preskill’s “Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms” first published in 1999. In preparation for our teaching conversation tomorrow start with the ideas in Chapter 10 “Keeping Teachers Voices in Balance” and/or consider these questions: Why do you use discussion in your teaching? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this method of teaching? How can we use discussion to promote deep learning among students?