Student Centered Discussion
Facilitated by Cindy Decker Raynak
Tuesday, 3/13/2018 to Tuesday, 3/20/2018, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
315 Rider Building, University Park

cindy raynak (portrait) Are you like many faculty who struggle with classroom discussions? Does it feel like you’re pulling teeth? Are you assigning a reading, spending time developing exciting, to you, questions and presenting these questions to the class, only be confronted by a sea of blank stares? In this two part workshop series we’ll practice a revolutionary discussion model that does something truly different. It actually puts the responsibility of both content and academic discussion into the hands of the learner. Of course, it also requires a bit of courage, but the payoff is worth it.

Student Centered Discussion© (SCD) is a process for training students to have productive, generative discussions about the course content. In this workshop Cindy Decker Raynak, Senior Instructional Designer, and Moji Shahvali, Graduate Consultant will address how to create a climate conducive to Student Centered Discussion, promote the skills required for effective discussion (i.e. communication, interpersonal competence, critical thinking), and provide students with a workable process for structuring discussion and tools that maximize the efficacy of discussions.

The course meets for two sessions 3/13 and 3/20 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.