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ERIC Number: EJ783216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Introducing Students to Cases
Brickman, Peggy; Glynn, Shawn; Graybeal, Geoffrey
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n3 p12-16 Jan 2008
Strategically introducing students to a controversial science case--before they read it, watch it, or listen to it--motivates them to learn from it and paves the way for successful discussion and debate. A strategic introduction also provides an opportunity for the instructor to demonstrate scientific reasoning and share guidelines for the discussion and debate. In this article, the authors describe and illustrate how instructors should introduce students to a controversial case and prepare them for debating issues related to it. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 6 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A