Matthew Crawford’s thoughts about “Shop Class as Soulcraft” bring up some interesting connections with IF’s approach to student-centered discussions.
I’m uploading here a series of “Conceptual Essays” on IF and our approach to public discussion. The essays complement our other more hands-on documents by placing our work in a larger context and exploring the reasoning behind why we do things the way we do. They have my name on them, but I tried as … Read more »discussion process, Public Discussions
Let me add my hearty “Welcome to the ’09 Summer Institute!” to those already expressed by Jeff, Pete, and Sue. I’m very much looking forward to the week, all the more so after reading your bio’s. Here’s hoping your summer is off to a great start. Adolf P.S. For a good summer read, try Dwight … Read more »
I just wanted to send a short greeting to everyone. I look forward to meeting you and will be posting some materials here on this site that will hopefully be helpful to you as we proceed toward August 1, when we will finally all get to meet. I attended the Summer Institute in 2006, which … Read more »pedagogy
The Foundation has published 3 guidebooks for facilitating discussion. You can download a pdf of these guidebooks by clicking on their titles below. Facilitation Guidebook (Jack Byrd, Jr., edited by Adolf Gundersen, 2005) Facilitation Guidebook for Small Group Citizen Discussions (2nd edition, Jack Byrd, Jr., 2009) Guidebook for Student-Centered Classroom Discussions (Jack Byrd, Jr., edited … Read more »citizen discussions, Classroom Discussions, facilitation, Project Discussions, Public Discussions, student-centered discussion