SMALL GROUP LISTENING EXERCISE
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
one of your group members’ chosen position paper topics
the heart of the controversy on
the topic. Frame this central issue as a question.
share perspectives on the central issue with one another. Be sure that everyone in the group has responded
(even briefly) to this question: “What is your perspective on the central
issue?” Do not move to Step 4 until
everyone has contributed.
two group members to serve as reporters. Assist each reporter in preparing
a brief summary of a reasonable, well informed point of
view on the central issue. Be
sure the views the two reporters are significantly
different from one another (and potentially
at odds with one another).
completing this process, write the central issue on the board.