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TITLE

Study Circle Handbook, The: A Manual for Study Circle Discussion Leaders, Organizers, and Participants

AUTHOR

Study Circles Resource Center

PUBLISHER

Study Circles Resource Center

YEAR

1993

PAGES

15

MEDIA

ORDER

Study Circles Resource Center PO Box 203 Pomfret, CT 06258

LANGUAGE

BOOKSTORES

#http://www.studycircles.org/pages/pub.html#

ANNOTATION

This handbook presents the fundamentals of successful study circle discussion leadership. It also includes pointers for study circle organizers and participants, and concludes with "A comparison of dialogue and debate," a piece that helps distinguish study circles from other types of discussion. The study circle process is a simple and powerful method for learning that builds on the experiences and knowledge of group members and expands horizons by ensuring that a variety of views is considered. It is critical that a study circle have an effective and competant leader; one who will guide and give the group focus, but at the same time encourage group ownership of the discussion. This handbook is a guide to help leaders accomplish this task and create successful and effective study circles. The contents of this brief manual are as follows: Introduction What is a study circle? Overview of a typical study circle Tips for effective discussion leadership Dealing with typical challenges The role of the organizer The role of the participant A comparison of dialogue and debate Each section contains subheadings in bold to facilitate clear and concise portrayal of information.

NOTES

NUMBER

204

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