Strategies for Stimulating Discussion Handbook
Technical Report,01 Sep 2014,31 Mar 2015
PERSONNEL DECISIONS RESEARCH INST INC ARLINGTON VA ARLINGTON United States
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The Armys success in countering adversaries requires a capacity to learn and adapt quickly. Passive instruction based on lectures can convey basic facts, but it does not actively engage learners nor does it make use of their prior experience. Engaging in productive discourse can do both. Productive discourse can be applied to many Army learning activities within and outside of a classroom environment. Several large and small group activities are presented to stimulate discussion in classroom learning environments. In addition, strategies are discussed to improve group discussion in military learning environments. The techniques presented emphasize the importance of building on student experience, including diverse perspectives, and reaching synthesis of complex information to create innovative solutions to group problem solving activities. Future research will take the strategies presented in this handbook and apply them to military operational settings for solving complex problems to win in a complex world.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations