Discussion As A Way Of Teaching: Tools And Techniques For Democratic Classrooms
Discussion as a Way of Teaching: Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms
Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the landmark book Discussion as a Way of Teaching shows how to plan, conduct, and assess classroom discussions. Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill suggest exercises for starting discussions, strategies for maintaining their momentum, and ways to elicit diverse views and voices. The book also includes new exercises and material on the intersections between discussion and the encouragement of democracy in the classroom. This revised edition expands on the original and contains information on adapting discussion methods in online teaching, on using discussion to enhance democratic participation, and on the theoretical foundations for the discussion exercises described in the book.Throughout the book,
"Stimulating good discussions is often one of the more difficult tasks of teaching. In this book, Brookfield and Preskill...