The Discussion Book :50 Great Ways to Get People Talking

Stephen D. Brookfield

ISBN: 9788126561247

288 pages



INR 299


Do you need a resource that you can pull out of your pocket to liven up meetings, trainings, professional development and teaching? The fifty easily applied techniques in this timely manual spur creativity, stimulate energy, keep groups focused and increase participation. Whether you're teaching classes, facilitating employee training, leading organizational or community meetings, furthering staff and professional development, guiding town halls, or working with congregations, The Discussion Book is your go-to guide for improving any group process.



User Guide


The Authors



1 Circle of Voices

2 Chalk Talk

3 Circular Response

4 Newsprint Dialogue

5 Today's Meet

6 Giving Appreciation: The Appreciative Pause--Sticky Note Plaudit

7 Rotating Stations

8 Snowballing

9 Conversational Moves

10 Critical Incident Questionnaire (CIQ)

11 Strategic Questioning

12 Open-ended Questions

13 Nominating Questions

14 If You Could Only Ask One Question

15 On-the-Spot Questions and Topics

16 What Do You Think?

17 Clearness Committee

18 Team Modeling

19 Question Brainstorm

20 Narrative Listening and Questioning

21 Participation Rubric

22 Critical Conversation Protocol

23 What Are You Hearing?

24 Understanding Check

25 Stand Where You Stand

26 Think-Pair-Share

27 Drawing Discussion

28 Musicalizing Discussion

29 Structured Silence

30 Writing Discussion

31 Quick Writes

32 Cocktail Party

33 Bohmian Dialogue

34 Methodological Belief

35 Justifiable Pressure

36 Hatful of Quotes

37 Quotes to Affirm and Challenge

38 Jigsaw

39 Titling the Text

40 Critical Debate

41 Single Word Sum-Ups

42 Setting Ground Rules

43 Canvassing for Common Ground

44 Dramatizing Discussion

45 Deliberative Polling

46 Participatory Decision Making

47 Mutual Invitation

48 The Three-Person Rule

49 Conversational Roles

50 Facilitator Summary