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3.1: Rules of Engagement

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    • Stay focused on the topic and questions being discussed.
    • All ideas are accepted; seek to learn from divergent perspectives.
    • Encourage and support different points of view.
    • Listen actively; respect others and think carefully about what they are saying - NOT whether or not you agree.
    • Conversations are about inquiry and NOT for advocating a position or point of view.
    • Focus on issues and interests, NOT positions or personalities.
    • Focus on positive/constructive outcomes.
    • Only one person speaks at a time; don't interrupt.
    • No side conversations.
    • Respect time boundaries.
    • When in doubt, ask for clarification.
    • Recognize that everyone shares responsibility for the success of this effort.

    Remember, rules of engagement create not only effective learning environments but also enhance communication in any setting.


    3.1: Rules of Engagement is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Marcellus Matters via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.

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