ERIC Number: EJ427795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Teaching Critical Thinking and Writing through Debates: An Experimental Evaluation.
Green, Charles S., III; Klug, Hadley G.
Teaching Sociology, v18 n4 p462-71 Oct 1990
Experiments with active and cooperative learning techniques designed to develop critical thinking and writing skills in large introductory level sociology courses. Finds debate and essay writing effectively modify students' opinions on social issues and help students develop these skills. Notes ethical issues involved in teaching critical thinking. Appendix includes directions for grading essays. (NL)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Debate, Debate Format, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Essays, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Persuasive Discourse, Sociology, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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