The Discussion Project offers an in-person and an online course series, both of which focus on discussion pedagogy in the university classroom. We also offer services that support institutions, departments, and individual instructors in continuing to improve their practice.
Below are our curricular modules. Note that we begin and end with community, an essential ingredient of a discussion-based classroom.
Here are the course learning objectives.
The Discussion Project Virtual is an online training for designing and implementing equitable, inclusive, and engaging online (rather than in-person) discussion in university classrooms. The training focuses entirely on synchronous video conference discussion (online discussion via Zoom or another video conference platform).
This is a 21-hour online course to be offered to faculty at an institution of higher education.
The Discussion Project offers an in-person course for designing and implementing equitable, inclusive, and engaging discussion in university classrooms.
This is a 3-day (8:30am to 4:30pm) in-person course taught by instructional experts who specialize in discussion pedagogy. We will provide this course in 2022. Please contact us if interested.
Services provided by The Discussion Project include instructional consultation, embedded professional development, and classroom discussion observations and feedback (including reporting on institutional status of discussion implementation).