Roundtable Discussion Information

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    Assessments: Participation Grade for the 4th Quarter

    (1)  Participation Grade:  See Requirements for Participation Grade Components/Requirements below.


    Participation Grade Components/Requirments:

    ___1. Development and Submission of TWO Questions for EACH of the Roundtable Discussions (see Roundtable Discussion Guide attached)

    ___2. Participation in the Roundtable Discussions  






    Roundtable Discussion Guide


    The Discussion: Overall, the questions that you prepare and submit will guide the discussion.  


    Goals: During the Roundtable Discussions, your goals are:

    1. Ask & Answer questions                        d. Invite others into the discussion                       
    2. Build off of other participants’ ideas      e. Keep a topic alive by asking probing questions
    3. Challenge others’ ideas                        f.  Present and analyze evidence


    Types of Questions:

    ?      Close-Ended Question: A question that will help everyone come to agreement about the events or concepts.  This question usually has a correct answer.

                            Ex.: What are the 3 key ingredients of Attraction?


    ?      Open-Ended Question: An insightful question that requires proof, insights, and group discussion to discover or explore the answer.

    Ex.: How do nature and nurture affect human behavior and mental processes?


    ?      Historical Analysis Question: A question that evaluates the decisions and actions of people in the past.

    Ex.: Do you think it was ethical for Philip Zimbardo to pursue his research with students in the Stanford Prison Experiment?


    ?      Psychological Question: A question that connects the topic to the way people interact and act today.

    Ex.: Do you think that future generations will even debate the social and cultural topics that divide us today (for example: LGBT rights, abortion, physician assisted suicide, stem cell research)?


    ?      Universal Theme/Core Question: A question that deals with the themes of the topic that will encourage group discussion about its universality?

    Ex.: How do you think that we should respond to cultures which deny what we believe are human rights, regardless of cultural differences?