Series: CPS/CERG Civic Discussion Videos

Student Centered Civic Discussion & Deliberation
Lesson Objective: Students reflect, discuss, and communicate what they have learned about a complex issue they researched through small group and large group collaborative discussions.
Grades 6-12, All Subjects, Civic Engagement

Thought starters

  1. What are the features of high-quality discussion and deliberation described in the video?
  2. What can a teacher do to build a safe and productive environment for student-centered discussion and deliberation to be successful?
  3. How does Ms. Nguyen’s Co-Pilot Strategy support all students to be successful in the discussion?
23 Comments

1. Having a high-quality discussion begins with having trust to put your ideas out in the forefront of the discussion without the fear of ridiculed in front of the class. The deliberation aspect means that you first must distinguish deliberation from debate so you must have an open mind to hear from all sides, and engage with one another.

2. The first thing a teacher must build when dealing with deliberations and discussions is trust. Also assure students that they are equal players in the classroom, by constructing a positive environment. 

3. Ms. Nguyen co-pilot approach not only establishes leadership qualities, but it also uses the students to help build confidence through each other. Everyone gets a turn at being the leader, and everyone gets turns at supporting the leader, with supporting ideas about the issues being discussed. 

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Being a U.S. History teacher, controversial issues pop up regularly. I fully believe in cultivating a safe, honest environment in the class, while supporting every student that speaks.

My opinion on topics is not needed in the classroom, but my leadership is. Having a safe space to be able to speak is extremely important for the success of my class. Not allowing inappropriate comments to linger is also important. 

I like this piolet discussion group because my tables are already organized into groups, so it would work perfectly in my room. It will help students interact with eachother, while still contributing to the discussion. 

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It is very important that kids participate in these disscussions in a civil manner and without creating an argument or a fight. Although everyone will not agree completely there is a lot to learn from one another in discussions. In these situations speaking an listening play very important roles.

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Students need an environment in the classroom that is conducive to learning. This can be made possible by having students talk to each other, innitially in small groups and then in larger groups. when students get to know each other they build their trust in each other and feel comfortable with each other. Discussions among students are one of the best ways to engage students and help them learn. Guided discussions ensure that students are discussing the relevant materials you want them to learn.

Students also discuss controversial topics in a polite and courteous manner keeing in mind the etiquettes of discussion and mindful of being respectful to the people they talk with. They realize that it is fine to have a different point of view, and there are always people who will think like you.

The co-pilot strategy allows students to open up to a larger group. 

 

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School Details

Amundsen High School

Chicago IL 60625

Teachers

Tanya Nguyen

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Teaching Practice

All Grades/ All Subjects/ Culture

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Subjects / Culture

TCH Special

Grades 6-12, All Subjects, Civic Engagement

TCH Special

Grades 6-12, All Subjects, Civic Engagement