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ERIC Number: EJ932738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0889-7018
Debate in the Classroom: An Evaluation of a Critical Thinking Teaching Technique within a Rehabilitation Counseling Course
Gervey, Robert; Drout, Mary O'Connor; Wang, Chia-Chiang
Rehabilitation Education, v23 n1 p61-74 2009
The educational setting, in particular the college classroom, is a natural training ground for fostering critical thinking skills for the 21st century worker. In this study, debate is explored as a technique to help students attain mastery of content and critical thinking skills considered key to working in the field of rehabilitation counseling. Results indicate that students experience debates as more challenging and less comfortable than traditional lessons yet debates led to increased willingness to consider alternate points of view. Implications and limitations of this study are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 5 figures.)
National Council on Rehabilitation Education. California State University, 5005 North Maple Avenue M/S ED 3, Fresno, CA 93740. Tel: 559-906-0787; Fax: 559-412 2550; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin