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The Discussion Book by Stephen Preskill, Stephen D. Brookfield

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Chapter 4

Newsprint Dialogue

This is a silent way of debriefing small-group conversations that enables every individual to engage equally with every finding from the small groups.

Purposes

  • To eliminate small-group reports that provide spoken summaries of their responses
  • To give all participants an equal opportunity to comment on group findings
  • To provide a silent approach that accommodates introverts and ESL speakers
  • To allow people time to think through responses they wish to make to small-group reports
  • To democratize a conversation so no one group or individual exerts disproportionate influence on a discussion
  • To create a visual display of the discussion's highlights that can be photographed and preserved

How It Works

  • In a large ...

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