Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the landmark book Discussion as a Way of Teaching shows how to plan, conduct, and assess classroom discussions. Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill suggest exercises for starting discussions, strategies for maintaining their momentum, and ways to elicit diverse views and voices. The book also includes new exercises and material on the intersections between discussion and the encouragement of democracy in the classroom. This revised edition expands on the original and contains information on adapting discussion methods in online teaching, on using discussion to enhance democratic participation, and on the theoretical foundations for the discussion exercises described in the book.Throughout the book, Brookfield and Preskill clearly show how discussion can enliven classrooms, and they outline practical methods for ensuring that students will come to class prepared to discuss a topic. They also explain how to balance the voices of students and teachers, while still preserving the moral, political, and pedagogic integrity of discussion.
From the Back Cover: Praise for the First Edition of Discussion as a Way of Teaching
Winner of the 1999 Critics' Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association
"Stimulating good discussions is often one of the more difficult tasks of teaching. In this book, Brookfield and Preskill offer a wealth of information and strategies for improving dialogues in the classroom. I found the teacher-and student-centered tone of the book refreshing and the connections drawn between democratic education and discussion methods quite meaningful."
—Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost and director, Center for Teaching, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Discussion as a Way of Teaching addresses an important, often underutilized pedagogical approach—the discussion method. The book is a practical and valuable resource for all faculty seeking to improve their teaching and create more learner-centered teaching environments."
—Jodi Levine Laufgraben, director of first-year programs, Temple University
"It would be hard for anyone to read this book and not end up with a large number of ideas about how to use discussion in the classroom. Even experienced teachers are likely to be challenged in some of their own assumptions."
—David Boud, professor of adult education, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
"This book provides an excellent overview of how to cultivate and nurture democratic dispositions and discussion habits in students. Each chapter provides adaptable, practical, and clearly articulated strategies that both novice and experienced teachers can use."
—Gary Cale, associate professor of language and literature, Jackson Community College, Michigan
Book Condition: New
Book Description Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Seller Inventory # G0787978086I3N00
Book Description Condition: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Seller Inventory # 0KVBKH004Q04
Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_193927483
Book Description Jossey-Bass. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0787978086 Good condition with normal wear. Supplemental materials such as CDs or access codes may NOT be included regardless of title. May have bookstore stickers on cover. Expedited shipping available (2-4 day delivery)! Contact us with any questions!. Seller Inventory # Z0787978086Z3
Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Solid binding. Pages have some underlining-otherwise in good condition-one page is tabbed. Good clean dust jacket-minor wear. Good overall hardcover book. Seller Inventory # 88-15529
Book Description Jossey-Bass. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0787978086 Item in very good condition! Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Seller Inventory # Z0787978086Z2
Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2005. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0787978086-2-4
Book Description Jossey-Bass, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0787978086
Book Description Jossey Bass, 2005. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FW-9780787978082
Book Description Jossey-Bass, U.S.A., 2005. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 2nd Edition. Seller Inventory # 00037721