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ERIC Number: EJ466074
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0036-8326
Improving the Quality of Science Classroom Discourse on Controversial Issues.
Geddis, Arthur N.
Science Education, v75 n2 p169-83 Apr 1991
Illustrates how the sophistication of students' discussion on controversial issues can be increased by explicit attention to (1) the defensibility of more than one position, and (2) the relationship between protagonist's interests and the positions adopted. Presents a case study of a teacher using this scheme as he reflects on and modifies his approach to teaching "acid rain." (PR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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