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Designated Listener Student Handout


Students in dialogic classrooms report more curiosity about classroom content, better learning outcomes, and a greater ability to understand different or opposing views. At the end of a class or dialogue session, one way to synthesize the discussion is via a designated student listener.

This resource provides a handout with explanation and instructions for those in the role of “designated listener” in dialogues and classroom discussions.


Betsy Hayes, Bridgewater College (VA)