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The Discussion Book by Stephen Preskill, Stephen D. Brookfield

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Chapter 18

Team Modeling

One of our core beliefs as educators and leaders is that we have a responsibility to model for people the kinds of behaviors and actions we are looking for. This is particularly important when people are trying to learn new ways of thinking and acting, as would be the case with technique 21, Participation Rubric. If we ask people to break old conversational patterns then we need to provide examples of what we're looking for. This is why we much prefer to run workshops, teach classes, and convene meetings as a team. Working this way, we can strive to model the elements of good discussion.

Purposes

  • To model the behaviors in the Participation Rubric (technique 21)
  • To demonstrate the point-counterpoint dynamic in discussion ...

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