Foundations – Leading and Facilitating Discussions (ACTL)

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Online Event. Please register using button to the right.


This workshop counts towards the University Teaching Foundations program under the category of Active Classroom Teaching and Learning (ACTL). 

This workshop will explore topics such as how to effectively engage learners in discussion, encourage equal participation, deal with conflict and disagreement, and establish criteria for assessing participation in class discussions. 

Intended Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this workshop, successful participants should be able to: 

  1. Describe numerous tips, tricks, and tools for effectively leading discussions and for engaging your students in discussions 

  1. Identify strategies for preparing for discussions, both yourself as leader/facilitator and for your students 

  1. List ways to encourage participation and to deal with difficult scenarios that may arise in leading and facilitating discussions 


Please Note: Workshops will open 5 minutes before the start and close 5 minutes into the session. After 5 minutes into the workshop you will no longer be able to join. Facilitators need to have their full attention devoted to the workshop. 

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