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ERIC Number: EJ787798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Paul Revere Rides through High School Government Class: Teacher Research and the Power of Discussion to Motivate Thinking
Newstreet, Carmen
Social Studies, v99 n1 p9-12 Jan-Feb 2008
Teachers in the secondary social studies classroom do not regularly take the time to practice structured reflection on their teaching methods. In our current standards-driven environment, social studies classrooms are often not seen as places of higher learning. To combat these stereotypes, the author presents a method for accomplishing reflection through the use of classroom videotaping and lesson analysis. A Socratic discussion lesson is videotaped and analyzed. This method of examining classroom practice reveals valuable information about this classroom and the teacher's practice. High school students are capable of reading and interpreting text to participate in Socratic discussion. Through the guided discussion, they demonstrate reading comprehension with integration of multiple and different texts and critical thinking using analysis and synthesis of information. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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