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The Discussion Book by Stephen Preskill, Stephen D. Brookfield

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Chapter 23

What Are You Hearing?

This technique provides an opportunity for quieter members to check in with the group by repeating or paraphrasing the words others are using.

Purposes

  • To provide a nonthreatening opportunity for quieter members to participate without having to articulate an idea or take a stand on what has been expressed
  • To practice listening and paraphrasing skills
  • To identify recurring themes by noting which words and contributions get repeated or paraphrased most

How It Works

  • The facilitator announces that during the discussion, nonspeaking members will be asked periodically to respond to the question, “What are you hearing?” They are told that this is a cue to repeat or paraphrase what others have said.
  • As the ...

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