Facilitate Effective Discussions , NAME: NORFARAH HANNANI BINTI AZIZL …
Facilitate Effective Discussions
Preparing for a discussion
Have a clear goal/objective.
Help students prepare for the discussion.
Establish ground rules for participation in a discussion.
Clearly communicate how much time you have for questions or discussion, and what you are looking for from this time.
Keep background noise to a minimum. One person speaking at a time.
Slow down when using big words or complicated phrases and spell out key names.
Starting a discussion
Make a list of key points.
Use a partner activity and brainstorming activity,
Pose an opening question and give students a few minutes to record an answer.
Divide students into small groups to discuss a specific question or issue.
Encouraging student participation
Create an inclusive discussion environment
safe and comfortable environment
Allow students to ask questions or share ideas in class anonymously, or without "speaking out"
Limit your own involvement. Avoid the temptation to talk too much and/or respond to every student's contribution.
Balance students' voices during the discussion.
Positively reinforce student contributions.
Guiding the discussion
Keep the discussion focused. Have a clear agenda. Write it on a board to remind everyone.
Repeat the key point of all comments
Be alert for signs that the discussion is deteriorating.
Prevent the discussion from deteriorating into a heated argument.
Bring closure to the discussion.
Evaluating the discussion
Ask students to respond to specific questions about the discussion.
Ask students to write a one-minute paper about their discussion like a summary and hand in the paper to assess it.
NAME: NORFARAH HANNANI BINTI AZIZL