ERIC Number: EJ434834
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Using Controversial Issues to Encourage Active Participation and Critical Thinking in the Classroom.
Garland, Daniel J.
Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice, v15 n4 p447-51 Oct-Dec 1991
Describes a teaching/learning technique that emphasizes a dialogue approach to critical thinking and learning in the classroom, by using a point-counterpoint procedures to examine open-ended, controversial psychological issues from at least two opposing perspectives. The course teaches students to examine and evaluate information from opposing viewpoints. (DMM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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