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 : A debate lesson plan--use debate in your school's speaking and listening, research, writing endeavors. Working in groups, students research and debate.
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 : 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.
Description : Provides step-by-step directions and an extended example for constructing curriculum dramas, or student-centered, inquiry-based exercises such as mock trials, classroom senates, and electoral campaigns.