Using Debate in the Classroom

Author: Karyl A. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317480953
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Debate holds enormous potential to build 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution in the K-12 classroom, but teachers often struggle to implement and contextualize it effectively. Using Debate in the Classroom draws on research from a variety of academic disciplines to explain the benefits of debate across subject areas, and describes how teachers can use debate to enliven their curriculum and support the aims of the Common Core. Topics include: Introducing debate as a pedagogical practice to engage students, improve school culture, and disrupt the school to prison pipeline. Using debate to teach critical literacy and improve students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills. Implementing role-playing techniques to strengthen information literacy and reasoning skills. Building students’ empathy, perspective-taking skills, and cultural humility as they confront difficult social issues through debate. Appendices provide a variety of tools to assist K-12 teachers in implementing debate in the classroom, including ready-made debate activities, student handouts, and a step-by-step guide to introducing students to debate in just one week.

Continuing Professional Development in Nursing

Author: Francis M. Quinn
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748733330
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This handbook offers practical guidance for everyone involved in professional development. Expert advice is provided on relevant aspects of nursing practice such as reflective practice and clinical supervision.

Using Wikis for Online Collaboration

Author: James A. West
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470343338
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How can online instructors and course designers' instruction harness the popular Web 2.0 tool, the wiki, for successful collaboration and learning outcomes? This book focuses on using wikis in the active learning processes that are the hallmark of collaborative learning and constructivism. It provides both the pedagogical background and practical guidelines, tools, and processes for accomplishing these goals with special emphasis on wikis and other collaborative design tools. This book supports the effective design and delivery of online courses through the integration of collaborative writing and design activities.

Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction Experiences and Outcomes

Author: Shedletsky, Leonard
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 161520864X
Format: PDF
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"This book gives readers a better idea of what is likely to facilitate discussion online, what is likely to encourage collaborative meaning-making, what is likely to encourage productive, supportive, engaged discussion, and what is likely to foster critical thinking"--Provided by publisher.