ERIC Number: ED416355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Analyzing and Debating Issues. Tierra de Oportunidad Module 18. LAES: Latino Adult Education Services Project.
Kissam, Ed; Dorsey, Holda
This module, which may be used as the basis for a workshop or as a special topic unit in adult basic education or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses, focuses on how to evaluate the facts, opinions, and positions on social issues held by family and friends, neighbors, authority figures, and the media. Topics covered include the following: evaluating information resources, distinguishing between fact and opinion; distinguishing collaborating and negotiating; debating issues; working in teams; locating, analyzing, and using resources; and researching online. Basic skills addressed include thinking skills, using resources, interpersonal skills, and using information. The module contains the following: teaching points for the instructor; sample learning activities; a list of 15 resources; a sample lesson plan consisting of objectives, learners and context, room setup, materials needed, tasks to do ahead, media used, and steps for conducting the lesson; role-play materials; and pre- and postassessments. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA.; California State Univ. Inst., Long Beach.
Identifiers - Location: California