About This Chapter
Collaborative Discussions - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll review topics related to collaborative discussions. Our lessons discuss how guidelines are set for these collaborations and how to employ critical-thinking and listening skills. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain how collaboration and communication are achieved in academic discussions
- Understand how guidelines are set for decision-making and discussions
- Respond to and pose questions during a discussion
- Challenge the conclusions and ideas of others
- Evaluate others' speech using critical skills
Whether you're working to catch up in class or prepare for an exam, our professionally designed learning materials are accessible 24 hours a day on any mobile device or computer. Each lesson is followed by a multiple-choice quiz to help you assess your understanding of these subjects. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to reach out to one of our helpful instructors.
1. Communication & Collaboration in Academic Discussions
In this lesson, we will identify characteristics, elements, and features of effective communication and collaboration in academic discussions with diverse partners. We will discuss specific strategies for effective collaborative communication in discussion groups.
2. How to Pose & Respond to Questions in Discussions
This lesson explores effective ways of posing and responding to questions in seminar-style discussions and presents strategies for getting students to engage with literary texts on deeper and larger thematic levels.
3. How to Challenge Ideas & Conclusions of Others
This lesson explores the ins and outs of middle-school classroom discussion through examples from young adult literature. We'll discover tactics for encouraging conversation, and learn strategies for engaging in debate in small and large group settings.
4. Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches
Critical listening skills go far beyond just hearing a speaker's message. They involve analyzing the information in a speech and making important decisions about truth, authenticity and relevance. Learn about critical listening and thinking skills in this lesson.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the MEGA Middle School Education - Language Arts: Practice & Study Guide course
- Phonic Awareness & Skills
- English Morphology & Spelling
- Reading Comprehension Teaching Methods
- Reading Fluency Teaching Methods
- Teaching Word Meanings & Vocabulary
- Literary Genres & Elements
- Fiction Analysis, Themes & Approaches
- Informational Text Analysis Strategies
- Analysis of Persuasive Texts
- U.S. Historical Documents of Literary Significance
- Strategies for Writing Arguments
- Prewriting Strategies
- Essay Structure & Language
- Types of Informative Writing
- Narrative Writing Techniques
- Revising & Publishing Written Text
- Research Process for Academic Writing
- Source Citations
- Public Speaking Organization & Strategies
- Nouns, Pronouns & Parts of Speech
- Verbs, Adverbs & Adjectives in Grammar
- Phrases & Clauses in Grammar
- Types of Sentence Structure
- Capitalization & Punctuation in English Grammar