Group or Class Discussion Rubric

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Quality of Comments

10 pts

Timely and appropriate comments, thoughtful and reflective, responds respectfully to other student's remarks, provokes questions and comments from the group

Volunteers comments, most are appropriate and reflect some thoughtfulness, leads to other questions or remarks from student and/or others

Volunteers comments but lacks depth, may or may not lead to other questions from students

Struggles but participates, occasionally offers a comment when directly questioned, may simply restate questions or points previously raised, may add nothing new to the discussion or provoke no responses or question

Does not participate and/or only makes negative or disruptive remarks, comments are inappropriate or off topic

Resource/Document Reference

5pts

Clear reference to text being discussed and connects to it to other text or reference points from previous readings and discussions

Has done the reading with some thoroughness, may lack some detail or critical insight

Has done the reading; lacks thoroughness of understanding or insight

Has not read the entire text and cannot sustain any reference to it in the course of discussion

Unable to refer to text for evidence or support of remarks

Active Listening

10pts

Posture, demeanor and behavior clearly demonstrate respect  and attentiveness to others

Listens to others most of the time, does not stay focused on other's comments (too busy formulating own) or loses continuity of discussion. Shows consistency in responding to the comments of others

Listens to others some of the time, does not stay focused on other's comments (too busy formulating own) or loses continuity of discussion. Shows some consistency in responding to the comments of others

Drifts in and out of discussion, listening to some remarks while clearly missing or ignoring others

Disrespectful of others when they are speaking; behavior indicates total non-involvement with group or discussion