Facilitating a productive class discussion that are engaging and intellectually challenging to students is one of the daunting task facing faculty.
The modules will cover:
Twenty minutes per module.
The modules on Discussion of Controversial Issues as a Teaching and Learning Strategy are intended for faculty at Illinois State University who are interested in developing teaching strategies and course materials for effective facilitation of controversial discussions.
They are also suitable for faculty needing a refresher after a workshop on civic engagement and student learning.
Keyboarding ability, familiarity with a browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome), and a computer with internet access are required.
For technical assistance, please contact your department or college support person or the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-HELP.
Each module includes worksheets, examples and templates that could be modified for your course. You may might want to create a folder on your desktop to use to save these materials (perhaps labeling it with the course name).