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Bill and Stuart are in your in-person discussion class; they refused to participate in the day’s discussion the day before. Despite never saying a word, you quickly realize they are having their own conversation via text message on their cell phones due to their stifled laughter and side glances. How can such students be engaged without alienating them?

Review and study this week’s Learning Resources, including the video discussion media piece, for this Discussion. Consider which of the strategies presented in the video discussion to engage the students appealed to you the most. Then, choose an introductory psychology topic from Griggs Psychology: A Concise Introduction and consider two specific activities that would actively engage students in discussion. Finally, consider how your activities may encourage non-participating students to participate in the discussion.

Keeping the following in mind:

a brief description of the strategies presented in the video discussion that most piqued your interest, and why Then, explain two activities you could use to actively engage students in the discussion of the introductory psychology topic you chose. Finally, explain how your activities might encourage non-participating students to participate in the discussion, as described in the Bill and Stuart scenario.

Make sure to include specific references to the Learning Resources in your post. If you use additional articles, make sure to include complete, APA-formatted citations for your references.


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