Episode Four – Inquiry Busters

This episode features a conversation with Frances Bottenberg, Lecturer in the Philosophy Department, in which we discuss her concept of “inquiry busters” and what faculty can do to discourage the types of claims that students might make that shut down productive conversation. Tune in for tips about how changes to the structure of a course paired with strategies for dismantling those “inquiry busters” from the start can improve class discussions.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Graff, Gerald (2004). Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind. Yale University Press.
Birkenstein, Cathy, and Gerald Graff (2005). They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. W.W. Norton.
Vaughn, Lewis (2015). The Power of Critical Thinking. Oxford University Press.
Seay, Gary, and Susana Nuccetelli (2007). How to Think Logically. Pearson.