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An approach to dealing with prescribed reading in a psychology class


Have you ever asked students to read and be prepared to discuss an article in a seminar or tutorial group, only to find that the students haven't read the article and that you end up presenting a mini-lecture? I know I have had this experience ill the past, and therefore decided to try out a few techniques to encourage active participation by all students in the group. The major aim of the seminars was to encourage students to critically evaluate research literature in the area. I found the following method was extremely effective with a small group of fourth-year Psychology students.