ERIC Number: EJ466074
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Acid Rain, Case Studies, Concept Formation, Conflict, Constructivism (Learning), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A