Make sure that you have thoroughly read and understand
∑ Everyone is responsible for reading and facilitating all of the material - DO NOT simply assign each person an article to facilitate
∑ Make sure that you order your presentation of the articles in a logical fashion (NOTE: the order on the syllabus is random)
∑ Provide a brief synopsis prior to beginning the discussion of each article.
∑ Make sure you give the operational definitions and examples for ambiguous concepts or variables (e.g. social identity)
∑ You are not quizzing the class on how much they remember from the article, you are trying to help them develop a deeper understanding of the material.†
∑ Group your facilitation questions by article and by theme.
Donít rush through the questions.† Give the class time to fully discuss each question.††
Donít be afraid to wait or allow them time to refer
back to the material.
∑ Ask for different or opposing viewpoints.†
Play the devilís
If you pose a question to the class you should be ready
to spend a significant amount of time developing an answer.
Make sure you reinforce the class when they make good
points or suggestions.
Donít worry if the discussion takes an unexpected turn,
but donít allow the class to stray too far from the topic or central point of
∑ Try to provide a summary of the discussion at the end of the period.