DS 5

Discussion: Create an Engaging Learning Experience—Part 2

Grouping Information: This Discussion is conducted in groups. Please see the Announcements area for grouping information from your instructor. Click on the Week 4 Discussion link below, then click on the link to your assigned group’s thread. Be sure to check for an updated Announcement at the beginning of each week as your instructor may elect to periodically update grouping assignments.

Scenario: You are part of a faculty team that has been asked to revise a Public Speaking course for third-year college students. As part of your revision, you plan to create engaging learning experiences that will help students develop the following skill categories addressed by Barkley in this week’s readings: 

  • Synthesis and Creative Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Application and Performance

You will employ the format from Barkley’s text, using the following as the Description and Purpose: 

  • Third-year college students are required to take a public speaking course. In their first class, they must give a 5-minute speech on a topic of their choice. Devise an engaging strategy that leads each student through the process of selecting a topic, preparing, and presenting this 3-minute mini-speech to their classmates.

By Day 3

Use strategies from your Learning Resources to add “Step-by-Step Directions” for an engaging learning experience for this class of 100 third-year college students. Post your activity for your team to review. Provide justification for your choice of strategies.