301: The Quiet Classroom: Recognizing and Responding to Student Hesitancy to Speak Up

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    Presenters: Lara Schwartz (Senior Professsorial Lecturer, SPA-Government and Director, Project for Civil Discourse) Keisuke Fujio (Program Coordinator, Project for Civil Discourse and Student, SPA), Anna Given (AJ) (Peer Facilitator; Student, SPA), Chanelle Bonsu (PCD facilitator; SPA Alumna; SPA Master’s Candidate) & Sarah Marc Woessner (Class of 2025)

    Time: 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

    Session Description

    In this session, trained dialogue facilitators will share their perspectives as students and discussion leaders. Project for Civil Discourse (PCD) director Lara Schwartz will moderate, and we will have an interactive workshop in which faculty reflect on the student experience before exploring how to make their hopes for engaged classroom dialogue more explicit.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Create a plan to gather student feedback on classroom climate
    • Explain student decision-making around class participation and dialogue across difference
    • Describe the resources available at AU for dialogue support
    • Create a plan to boost student engagement and address quiet classrooms

    Watch a short introduction to the session topic:

    Session Materials

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