ERIC Number: EJ899447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Promoting Critical Thinking through Discussion
Helterbran, Valeri R.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v4 n6 p1-6 Jun 2007
Being able to think and speak effectively and thoughtfully is a valuable commodity to function successfully with civility in a democratic society and must be practiced. A form of discussion called Socratic seminaring, enhances teaching and learning at the college level in this regard by encouraging the development of thinking skills and student voice. In this article, readers are offered an opportunity to view the author's initial experience with this form of discussion at the college level within a teacher education program from theoretical and practical lenses.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Democracy, Information Technology, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Program Effectiveness, Higher Education, College Students, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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