ERIC Number: EJ611489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Constructive Controversy: The Educative Power of Intellectual Conflict.
Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T.; Smith, Karl A.
Change, v32 n1 p28-37 Jan-Feb 2000
Encourages the use of constructive controversy as a teaching method that combines cooperative learning with structured intellectual conflict. Contrasts the controversy teaching format with recitation and group discussion, and explains the method's five-step process, which moves from preparing the best possible case for a given position to dropping advocacy and striving for synthesis. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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