701: Fostering Student Engagement: Strategies to Spark Meaningful Text-based Discussions

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    Presenters: Chuck Cox (Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer, CAS-Writing Studies Program) & Tabitha Kidwell (Professorial Lecturer, CAS-World Languages & Cultures)

    Time: 2:45 PM – 3:35 PM

    Session Description

    Students learn more from active engagement with course materials, but it can be challenging to start and sustain group discussions. This presentation will share researched insights and a variety of teaching strategies to foster instructional conversations and support students’ engagement with course texts through interactions with others. These activities can be adapted for and used in any discipline.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Reflect on their own text-based discussion practices
    • Evaluate various strategies and select those appropriate for use in their own classrooms
    • Implement at least one new text-based discussion model in their classes this semester

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