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Teaching Nonmajors: Advice for Liberal Arts Professors

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And if you are lucky enough to snag a classroom with a built-in sound system, you do not need to lug the boom box. Of course, a laptop computer could substitute. Finding myself without a song I believed I needed in that particular lecture session, I had a student volunteer to download the song on her laptop computer during a class session and play it aloud when I was ready. The use of a song in the class period is almost always a function of the lyrics. That is, the lyrics get across the message of the day, but in a poetic, aural format.

Since I talk about discussions in chapter 3, I will outline here the specific use of discussion for breaking up lecture. Use a dyad discussion to quickly reenergize or redirect a class session. ” For example, on a day where course content concerns feminist material, students can be asked to discuss whether men and women really do think differently. Dyads are good for quick “breakups” because it is merely one-on-one and dyads do not usually require physically rearranging chairs, backpacks, and other materials.

When class convenes on that day, the professor asks students to find others with their same concept. ” A variation is to have some of the different groups work on the same topic, and in debriefing each gets to see what the other group with the same topic produced (that is, have four concepts instead of eight, but still only have groups of five persons). Make sure to collect each student’s index card and give credit for the assignment. Teaching Others A discussion can be set up so that a significant part of the goal is for the students of one group to teach the rest of the class what they have produced.

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