Many times one needs to initiate a group discussion. The classroom teacher, employer, and counselor (personal or camp) are just a few of the individuals needing topics for group discussion. In this article, we begin by looking at focused group discussion – what it is and how to conduct one. Then we provide you with questions and activities to help you conduct successful group discussions. Finally, we provide some guidelines for creating questions for successful group discussions.
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A game for fun and for educators to use for review and test prep, Around the World is easy to play and works well with any size group. There are several variations, all of which we cover in this comprehensive article. The game can last as long as you wish, or makes an excellent, short, time-filler at the end of class or party. We will tell you how to play and provide some examples to get you started.
Leadership styles are evident in both professional and personal environments. Most people have a leadership style they have developed as part of their personality, frequently in response to various life experiences. For example, someone in the military in a position of leadership may have an autocratic style. Another person with a strong religious background may have a servant leadership style.
Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and even beneficial, but too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here are some proven tips on how to control your butterflies and give better presentations.
By Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson
Apathetic students, illiterate graduates, incompetent teaching, impersonal campuses — so rolls the drumfire of criticism of higher education. More than two years of reports have spelled out the problems. States have been quick to respond by holding out carrots and beating with sticks.
There are neither enough carrots nor enough sticks to improve undergraduate education without the commitment and action of students and faculty members. They are the precious resources on whom the improvement of undergraduate education depends.