ERIC Number: EJ631117
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Student Debates in Policy Courses: Promoting Policy Practice Skills and Knowledge through Active Learning.
Keller, Thomas E.; Whittaker, James K.; Burke, Tracey K.
Journal of Social Work Education, v37 n2 p343-55 Spr-Sum 2001
Evaluated using student debates in a graduate-level child welfare policy course. When students debated, they demonstrated greater increases in self-reported knowledge of course topics than when they observed debates or learned through standard instruction. Most reported satisfaction with debates, reported that participation improved their policy skills and knowledge, and rated the educational value as higher than traditional assignments. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Earlier version presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (San Francisco, CA, 1999).