Thursday, 23 February 2017

Harkness Discussion #2 The Middle Ages

Harkness discussions can be challenging for quieter people to participate as some people take over or there scared to state their opinion, so my group has made it a goal to support these people. At the end of every question discussion, the moderator will ask if anyone had any more comments before continuing. For the more talkative people, we asked if they could let someone have a turn or directed questions to other people. Many different parts of the discussion were good but if you listen to the recording you can see our best moments were at 2:30 to 3:00 minutes as the discussion flowed and everybody was talking. Everything can have improvement and next time I hope we can better support the more talkative people with a sign to let someone else have a turn.

Here is our 2nd harkness discussion about the first 100 pages of the book:

1 comment:

  1. It is clear that a lot of work has gone into the blogs and there is a huge amount of information available to be shared. I had not previously heard of a Harkness discussion or seen a diagram that reflects the Harkness discussion. I thought the comment that there is always room for improvement and next time it would be good to involve the less talkative people in the conversation showed good group awareness. The next harkness diagrams show a more participatory discussion.