Roundtable Discussion Information
**To Submit Questions:
password: SHTIGERS (all caps)
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:
- Ask & Answer questions d. Invite others into the discussion
- Build off of other participants’ ideas e. Keep a topic alive by asking probing questions
- 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?