Structured Group Discussions Providing Roleplaying & Choice
Ryan Ditchfield, an Instructor at Fresno State, creatively organizes group discussions providing students an opportunity to self-assign themselves to a group discussion topic that interest them in his "Eyewitness Identification-FTB 159T" class. In the group discussions they have the choice to pick a role - Researcher, Eyewitness, Defense Attorney, Police Officer, Suspect, and Timekeeper and throughout the semester the students will also be changing to a different group and also change their role. This example represents student choice and group roles in discussions.
QLT Objectives Met
QLT Section 4: Student Interaction and Community
- Objective: 4.5 The modes and outcomes for student interaction are clearly communicated.
QLT Section 5: Facilitation and Instruction
- Objective: 5.4 The instructor empowers students with choices to encourage the exploration of new concepts and new perspectives through the course experience.
- Material Type: Discussion
- Author: Ryan Ditchfield, Instructor
- Institution: California State University, Fresno
- Date Created: 2022-09-27
- Course Format: Online
- LMS: Canvas
QM Standard Equivalents
- QM General Standard 5: Learning Activities and Learner Interaction
- Standard: 5.4 The requirements for learner interaction are clearly stated.