This web seminar “How do I Promote Student Discourse?” was held on Feb 11, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern time. The key speakers were Eric Meuse, Science teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and Katherine McNeill, Associate Professor of science education at Boston College. Appreciate the wonderful opportunity of learning helpful tips, and thanks to the savant speakers, and enthusiastic participants to create such an awesome venue.
The main focus of the speakers was on the idea of diversity in ethnicity, ideas and believe, which have made today`s modern society so extremely complicated, that there is no other way to establish yourself in the society other than extensive and positive social interaction.
Lucky, 21 century began with the awareness of how important education is. Quality education with relevant strategically learning activities becomes the basis of an individual`s entire life, and his approach towards the society he lives in (Daschle, 2002). So it was unilaterally agreed upon that the need of combined student discourse and its desired effects were to be establish, and teachers and parents can help students to be part of positive discourse.
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Below are couple of comments added by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar?
- “Though I have really benefitted from the detailed presentations and discussion with the speakers, but some of the areas like, controlling time wastage, taking off negative ideas from each and other adolescent tendencies, are a cause of concern for me.
- The best thing about the seminar was the respected speakers, who are not only educationists, but parents at the same time, who do properly understand the real position of a parent, who is about to release his/her kid the society to interact.
Duschl, R. A., & Osborne, J. (2002). Supporting and promoting argumentation discourse in science education.