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Anyone? Anyone? How to Facilitate Engaging Group Discussions

Group discussion in the classroom is an extremely effective technique for helping students achieve your course learning outcomes.  The book Teaching at its Best cites group discussion as a helpful tool for affording students the opportunity to: examine and change attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors, explore unfamiliar ideas open-mindedly, engage in deep learning, think critically, problem solve, actively listen, transfer knowledge […]

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Could Supplemental Instruction Be Right for Your Course?

Overview of Supplemental Instruction Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally known academic assistance program that aims to help students successfully complete historically difficult courses. Supplemental Instruction was initially established in 1973 at the University of Missouri – Kansas City to address high attrition rates in the health science program and was quickly extended to the […]

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