Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to watch four videos, covering the topics of preparing a discussion, formulating discussion questions, and leading a discussion.

Key Terms

discussion, public speaking, audience, comprehension, critical thinking, textual evidence

Module Overview

  1. Preparing a Discussion
    • Planning in Advance
    • Studying the Materials
    • Assigning Roles
  2. Formulating Discussion Questions
    • Comprehension Questions
    • Critical Thinking Questions
    • Using a Variety of Questions
  3. Tips for Designing Discussion Questions
    • Common Pitfalls to Avoid
    • Avoiding Pitfalls
    • Examples of Effective Questions
  4. Leading a Discussion
    • Starting a Discussion
    • Guidelines for Facilitating a Discussion

Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: Preparing for a Discussion

Video 2: Formulating Discussion Questions

Video 3: Tips for Designing Discussion Questions

Video 4: Leading a Discussion

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