ERIC Number: EJ948356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Stimulating Critical Thinking in the Undergrad Classroom: The Spanking Debate
Walker, Susan K.; Benson, Lisa J.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v102 n4 p38-42 2010
To encourage critical thinking and expression of viewpoints by undergraduate students, an in-class debate on the issue of spanking as a disciplinary practice and its impact on children's development is presented as a class activity. Specific details on how the debate is conducted are provided. Evaluation results suggest that the activity is popular with students and that it may help them understand diverse childrearing viewpoints and clarify their own attitudes about spanking.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Debate, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Class Activities, Child Rearing, Child Development, Parenting Styles, Discipline, Punishment, Instructional Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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