ERIC Number: EJ415740
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Controversial Material: New Issues for Teachers.
Lynch, Douglas J.; McKenna, Michael C.
Social Education, v54 n5 p317-19 Sep 1990
Discusses recent research in cognitive psychology that identifies how students are likely to respond when controversial issues are included in course content. Points out that controversial material may lead to misunderstandings and forgetting. Provides teaching ideas to enhance student learning and remembering, to deal with emotions, and to foster critical thinking and perspective taking. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Structures, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews, Misconceptions, Perspective Taking, Schemata (Cognition), Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A