In classes that use collaborative group work, one of the instructor’s important jobs is to create an environment in which students express their science ideas, so that their partners can understand and engage with them. As instructors, how do we bring out students’ ideas?
July 2, 2018
What did you notice in this episode? Talk to your neighbor about what you noticed.
What does Levi (the instructor) say that gets his students to articulate their ideas?
What does Levi do (nonverbally) to support the students in expressing themselves?
It can be tricky for an instructor to draw out both sides of a contradictory argument without embarrassing anyone. What specific strategies or behaviors does Levi use to keep everyone in the game?
How can instructors bring out students’ ideas, as suggested by this episode?