ERIC Number: EJ1110680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Policy Debate Pedagogy: A Complementary Strategy for Civic and Political Engagement through Service-Learning
Leek, Danielle R.
Communication Education, v65 n4 p397-408 2016
National offices and organizations, such as the U.S. Department of Education and the Association of American Colleges & Universities, have called for higher education curriculum that better prepares students for lifelong civic engagement. Many institutions respond to this appeal by creating more service-learning opportunities for students. However, service-learning alone does not promote the political learning needed for students to have effective engagement. This essay explores the potential of policy debate to complement service-learning as a means of civic education. Policy debate improves civic education by furthering information literacy and critical reasoning skills beyond the classrooms.
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Service Learning, Citizen Participation, College Students, Curriculum Development, Policy, Debate, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Information Literacy, Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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