Title

A strategy for facilitating reading and discussion in the university classroom

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Reaching Through Teaching

Volume

12

Issue

1

Publication Date

1998

First Page

6

Last Page

7

Abstract

University students and faculty often struggle from two different sideds of curricular issues. For example, instructors struggle to find ways to encourage students to read and discuss information from textbooks. Students on the other hand, often require incentives to read textbooks and to contribute to class discussions. A teaching tactic that I call an IQI addresses both these concerns. This acronym stands for an Interesting Point, a Question to Ponder, and an Important Issue to Discuss. The intent of this activity is to encourage active interaction with the textbook and among classmates.

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