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A model for pulling wisdom from group discussions

Author(s): Friedman, D. B., & Greene, S.

Citation: Friedman, D. B., & Greene, S.A model for pulling wisdom from group discussions. (2020). 19(1)



Classroom discussions are one of the most engaging and effective elements of a first-year seminar, and this issue shares a model that can help instructors move past information distribution to wisdom generation. Problem-solving models have been used in myriad fields to help participants take ownership of their challenges and solutions, and in a classroom setting, it can harness the power of peers learning from one another.


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