Contribute to Miami research on class discussion

Ann Frymier (MJF) is conducting a research project on discussion as a teaching tool and is hoping that some of you who use discussion in your classes might be willing to participate. She asks:

Do you use discussion as a teaching tool? If yes, please consider participating in a research study seeking to understand the characteristics of effective classroom discussion. Participants who complete the study will receive a personalized assessment of their discussion facilitation skills by Dr. Maryellen Weimer, the editor ofThe Teaching Professor newsletter and the Teaching Professor Blog on Faculty Focus.

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must: be a full time instructor/professor at Miami University; teach a class of 15-45 students where you use discussion as a teaching tool; be willing to be video recorded facilitating a discussion; and work with the researchers to obtain informed consent from your students (only students’ voices will be recorded).

If you are interested in participating in this research, please contact Ann directly.