Two-part 'Student Centered Discussion' course set for March 13 and 20

February 20, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will host a two-part series on the “Student Centered Discussion” model, which puts the responsibility for academic discussion into the hands of the learner.

The course will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. on both March 13 and March 20 in 315 Rider Building at University Park.

“Student Centered Discussion” is a process for training students to have productive, generative discussions about the course content. Cindy Decker Raynak, senior instructional designer, and Moji Shahvali, graduate consultant, will address how to create a climate conducive to “Student Centered Discussion,” promote the skills required for effective discussion (i.e. communication, interpersonal competence, critical thinking), and provide students with a workable process for structuring discussion and tools that maximize the efficacy of discussions.

Registration is free. To register, visit

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