Results for: discussion text

Against Textbooks: Why We Need Bigger Stories

“But Mom, how do you know I’m learning?” This was a frequent query to my poor mother during her tenure homeschooling me. As a type A, achievement oriented child, I was exasperated with my mother’s refusal to do homeschooling like...

/ August 12, 2020

Preferential Treatment for Syria’s Christians: A Discussion

As our nation deliberated about the merits of intervening in Syria–a deliberation that has presumably come to a close with the announcement of the agreement between Russia and the United States–many American Christians argued that intervention should be avoided in part...

/ September 16, 2013

The Surprising Similarities Between First Dates and Bad Textbooks

This is the second reflection in a series on questioning and education in response to Matt’s new book.  Cate MacDonald led things off and David J. Gilbert, who teaches in The Academy at Houston Baptist University, continues it here.  Way...

/ July 24, 2013

A Contextualized Sexuality: Jake Meador’s Contribution to the EV Symposium

A must read: Second, in the discussion of pornography Anderson hints at another underlying problem with our understanding of sexuality: the context in which we discuss it. We live in a thoroughly industrialized world in which everything is a tool...

/ November 11, 2011

Conversations that Count: How Leaders Lead Discussions

*Note: After taking a summer break from this series, I am returning to it and will finish it this fall.  For other posts in the series, see the bottom of this post.* The flexible nature of discussion presents an inherent...

/ September 28, 2007

Fostering Conversations that Count: The Rules of Improv as a Model for Discussion

According to the roadmap for this series, this post marks the transition from Part One of the series to Part Two. Congratulations to me for making it this far, and thanks for all the encouraging feedback!! Ultimately, reading about being...

/ June 1, 2007

Conversations that Count: The Rules of Improv as a Model for Discussion

According to the roadmap for this series, this post marks the transition from Part One of the series to Part Two. Congratulations to me for making it this far, and thanks for all the encouraging feedback!! Ultimately, reading about being...

/ May 7, 2007

Fostering Conversations that Count: The Discussion Worldview

In order for educators to promote great discussions, it is crucial for them to understand the beliefs necessary for great discussions to occur. In other words, there are certain commitments that educators and participants need to have in place for...

/ April 30, 2007

Fostering Conversations that Count: Only Discussion?

Sometimes when I advocate using discussion as a means of education, people hear me saying that I think they should only use discussion. I’m not. Discussion should be part of your overall educational strategy. An essential part, yes, but only...

/ April 17, 2007

Fostering Conversations that Count: Why Discussion? (Updated)

Why are we doing this? As someone who led discussions with high school students on a regular basis, I would often hear their frustrations with the discussions we would have. “We don’t get anywhere. It just feels circular. The other...

/ April 13, 2007