Description : Debate holds enormous potential to build 21st century skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution in the K-12 classroom, but teachers often struggle to implement and contextualize it effectively. Using Debate in the Classroom draws on research from a variety of academic disciplines to explain the benefits of debate across subject areas, and describes how teachers can use debate to enliven their curriculum and support the aims of the Common Core. Topics include: Introducing debate as a pedagogical practice to engage students, improve school culture, and disrupt the school to prison pipeline. Using debate to teach critical literacy and improve students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills. Implementing role-playing techniques to strengthen information literacy and reasoning skills. Building students’ empathy, perspective-taking skills, and cultural humility as they confront difficult social issues through debate. Appendices provide a variety of tools to assist K-12 teachers in implementing debate in the classroom, including ready-made debate activities, student handouts, and a step-by-step guide to introducing students to debate in just one week.
Description : This book is the result of a research study developed at Universidad Externado de Colombia to obtain the Master's Degree in Education with Emphasis on Human Development and Values. It illustrates the research process aimed at analysing how undergraduate students built their argumentative competence by using debates, as a pedagogical strategy, when exploring social issues in English as a Foreign Language. In this sense, the reader will progressively see the way the research was conducted as a qualitative case study that involved the use of debates in the classroom. This book is divided into six chapters. The first one offers an account of the theory and research studies that support the constructs entailed in the research inquiry which were communication, communicative competence, argumentative competence, argumentation, the concept of an argument, and the debate. The second chapter focuses on the pedagogical strategy implemented and the instructional phases followed during this study. The third one provides the reader with the research design ensued in the study. The fourth chapter discusses the process followed in the data analysis. The fifth one shows the findings and the implications for the teachers of the EFL community. The last chapter deals with questions for further research.
Description : "Chris is a math teacher and debate coach, and this book is about how he uses the tools of debate to get his students arguing in math class. Students are highly engaged and learn mathematics more deeply when using his techniques. The book is short and clear and will help readers learn how to incorporate debate in an incremental, totally not overwhelming way because Chris has broken the work down into a lovely step-by-step sequence. It's a super practical and readable manual, written by a working teacher for working teachers"--
Description : "Using Deliberative Techniques in the English as a Foreign Language Classroom offers hands-on material for integrating role plays, simulations, debates, speeches and presentations in the EFL classroom." "Using these deliberative techniques is a proven approach for improving critical thinking and cultural/social skills while teaching language skills. Using deliberative techniques forces students to abandon translating word for world and to internalize English. Students think, process, and analyze in English and put language to use - cementing language learning."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : This book is an all-in-one introduction to both the theory and practice of democracy, aimed at upper level high school and university students and civic-minded adults in both old and new democracies. Portions of the book are from the Democracy is a Discussion handbooks.
Description : ABSTRACT: The primary obstacle that can derail the effectiveness of a debate is one in which few students are involved and all of the energy and learning is limited to a few students. This leaves the majority of students passively absorbing information and does not encourage participation among those students that typically do not talk in class. This quick fix proposes a technique to increase the involvement of all students in the debate.
Description : Every student can be a great debater! Rethink your curriculum so that argumentation, critical thinking, and standards can meet in a single, engaging format. Teach your students to argue effectively, research and organize information, think critically and analyze information, and write well persuasively. If They Can Argue Well, They Can Write Well is just what you need to engage students and to assure that they develop research, speaking, and writing skills vital to their future success. This book is packed with practical, hands-on activities that you can begin to use immediately in your classroom.
Description : A literature unit for use with "The Giver," featuring sample lesson plans, pre- and post-reading activities, a biographical sketch of the author, a book summary, vocabulary lists and activities, chapter study guides with quizzes and projects, book report and research ideas, and options for unit tests.
Description : Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology focuses on the flipped learning model in the framework of nursing education.