In the first part of our series on Academic Discussion, we unpacked the critical balance between teacher inputs and student outputs to measure the effectiveness of student discussion. Specifically, the PAR formula below provides meaningful guidance to ensure student impact is measured. Participation: Did all scholars...

Sharing our thoughts and discussing concepts and content help us integrate new information into personal knowledge. When we explain and develop our thinking, learning becomes more meaningful, memorable, and established in our minds. Unfortunately, however, academic discussion amongst students doesn’t happen as frequently as it...