Using Debate in the Classroom

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 ...

Author: Karyl A. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317480952

Category: Education

Page: 178

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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.
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The Noisy Classroom

Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools Debbie Newman ... Davis, K. A., Zorwick, M. L. W., Roland, J., and Wade, M. M. (2016) Using Debate in the Classroom: Encouraging Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration, ...

Author: Debbie Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351020213

Category: Education

Page: 12

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Debate and critical oracy allow students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of academic subjects while simultaneously developing their communication and critical thinking skills, which can be hugely effective in increasing attainment. This book, written by an experienced teacher and founder of The Noisy Classroom, aims to help students learn to argue, disagree and debate in a constructive manner. Packed with resources and engaging exercises, it shows teachers how to develop an argument culture in the classroom that promotes open-mindedness and encourages students to explore new perspectives, defend views and challenge others. The Noisy Classroom includes: A reflection on critical oracy and why it is important. A step-by-step guide for teachers to set up and encourage debate across the curriculum, highlighting how to get the most out of a noisy classroom. Advice for teachers on how to overcome barriers to building and using critical oracy in the classroom, including troubleshooting when things go wrong. Practical ideas for sharpening pair, group and whole-class discussions, ranging from small starter and plenary activities to full parliamentary-style debates. The book brings together activities gathered and tested over 20 years of working in debate, oracy and education. It is intended for school teachers, including both NQTs and more experienced practitioners.
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Teaching Hope and Resilience for Students Experiencing Trauma

Creating Safe and Nurturing Classrooms for Learning Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Rachelle S. Savitz ... J. Roland, & M. M. Wade (Eds.), Using debate in the classroom: Encouraging critical thinking, communication, and collaboration (pp.

Author: Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807777848

Category: Education


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Huge numbers of our students are caught in storms of trauma—whether stemming from abuse, homelessness, poverty, discrimination, violent neighborhoods, or fears of school shootings or family deportations. This practical book focuses on actions that teachers can take to facilitate learning for these students. Identifying positive, connected teacher–student relationships as foundational, the authors offer direction for creating an emotionally safe classroom environment in which students find a refuge from trauma and a space in which to process events. The text shows how social and emotional learning can be woven into the school day; how literacies can be used to help students see a path through challenges; how to empower learners through debate, civic action, and service learning; and how to use the vital nature of the school community as an agent of change. This book will serve as a roadmap for creating uniformly consistent and excellent classrooms and schools that better serve children who experience trauma in their lives. Book Features: Makes a clear case for the need and responsibility of schools to equip students with tools to learn despite the trauma in their lives.Shows practical classroom instructional and curricular interactions that address trauma while advancing student academic learning.Uses literacy and civic action as pathways to empowerment.Provides a method and tools for developing a coherent plan for creating a trauma-sensitive school.
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Handbook of Research on Online Discussion Based Teaching Methods

The effects of instructor control on critical thinking and social presence: Variations within three online asynchronous learning ... Using debate in the classroom: Encouraging critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

Author: Wilton, Lesley

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799832935

Category: Education

Page: 536

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In this digital age, faculty, teachers, and teacher educators are increasingly expected to adopt and adapt pedagogical perspectives to support student learning in instructional environments featuring online or blended learning. One highly adopted element of online and blended learning involves the use of online learning discussions. Discussion-based learning offers a rich pedagogical context for creating learning opportunities as well as a great deal of flexibility for a wide variety of learning and learner contexts. As post-secondary and, increasingly, K-12 institutions cope with the rapid growth of online learning, and an increase in the cultural diversity of learners, it is critical to understand, at a detailed level, the relationship between online interaction and learning and how educationally-effective interactions might be nurtured, in an inclusive way, by instructors. The Handbook of Research on Online Discussion-Based Teaching Methods is a cutting-edge research publication that seeks to identify promising designs, pedagogical and assessment strategies, conceptual models, and theoretical frameworks that support discussion-based learning in online and blended learning environments. This book provides a better understanding of the effects and both commonalities and differences of new tools that support interaction, such as video, audio, and real-time interaction in discussion-based learning. Featuring a wide range of topics such as gamification, intercultural learning, and digital agency, this book is ideal for teachers, educational software developers, instructional designers, IT consultants, academicians, curriculum designers, researchers, and students.
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Continuing Professional Development in Nursing

The multiprofessional environment experienced by these students promotes effective communication and collaboration . This encourages critical thinking , discussion and debate pertaining to clinical practice , moving them away from ...

Author: Francis M. Quinn

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748733337

Category: Medical

Page: 246

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This handbook offers practical guidance for everyone involved in professional development. Expert advice is provided on relevant aspects of nursing practice such as reflective practice and clinical supervision.
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Handbook of Multicultural Counseling

a difficult dialogues paradigm has reached a critical point, as a number of political groups begin to launch attacks that ... from debate; (b) focusing on the development of critical thinking skills for students in the classroom through ...

Author: Joseph G. Ponterotto

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412964326

Category: Psychology

Page: 826

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The Handbook of Multicultural Counseling is considered a classic text and is likely the world's most often cited scholarly work on multicultural counseling. The new third edition is completely revised and expanded, with 58 brand new chapters covering state-of-the art advances in theory, ethics, research, measurement, and clinical practice and assessment in multicultural counseling and therapy. Features: Latest developments on theory, research, and measurement of racial, ethnic, multiracial, and gay/lesbian identity development. An expanded research section covering quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs. New chapters outlining how to both design and translate psychological instruments for multicultural research. The latest ethical updates with regard to practice and research. Applied guidelines for clinical practice and assessment across the lifespan. Recent advances in multicultural career counseling across the lifespan. Updates on spirituality and multicultural counseling. Twelve new lifestories of multicultural pioneers who have helped shape the advancement of multicultural practice, research, and social advocacy. Contributing chapter authors represent nationally and internationally renowned researchers, clinicians, administrators, and social justice advocates.
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Speech and Debate as Civic Education

Melissa Maxcy Wade concludes part 4 of the volume with reflections on one of the best known programs using debate to ... for promoting the traditional“ 'Four C's' of 21st century skills—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, ...

Author: J. Michael Hogan

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271080345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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In an era increasingly marked by polarized and unproductive political debates, this volume makes the case for a renewed emphasis on teaching speech and debate, both in and outside of the classroom. Speech and debate education leads students to better understand their First Amendment rights and the power of speaking. It teaches them to work together collaboratively to solve problems, and it encourages critical thinking, reasoned and fact-based argumentation, and respect for differing viewpoints in our increasingly diverse and global society. Highlighting the need for more emphasis on the ethics and skills of democratic deliberation, the contributors to this volume—leading scholars, teachers, and coaches in speech and debate programs around the country—offer new ideas for reinvigorating curricular and co-curricular speech and debate by recovering and reinventing their historical mission as civic education. Combining historical case studies, theoretical reflections, and reports on programs that utilize rhetorical pedagogies to educate for citizenship, Speech and Debate as Civic Education is a first-of-its-kind collection of the best ideas for reinventing and revitalizing the civic mission of speech and debate for a new generation of students. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume include Jenn Anderson, Michael D. Bartanen, Ann Crigler, Sara A. Mehltretter Drury, David A. Frank, G. Thomas Goodnight, Ronald Walter Greene, Taylor W. Hahn, Darrin Hicks, Edward A. Hinck, Jin Huang, Una Kimokeo-Goes, Rebecca A. Kuehl, Lorand Laskai, Tim Lewis, Robert S. Littlefield, Allan D. Louden, Paul E. Mabrey III, Jamie McKown, Gordon R. Mitchell, Catherine H. Palczewski, Angela G. Ray, Robert C. Rowland, Minhee Son, Sarah Stone Watt, Melissa Maxcy Wade, David Weeks, Carly S. Woods, and David Zarefsky.
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Workbook for Preventing Catastrophic School Violence

feedback helps the user realize personality characteristics and how they are likely to relate with others of similar and ... the “Four C's” of twenty-first- century skills—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Author: Jared M. Scherz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475812435

Category: Education

Page: 94

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This workbook offers a comprehensive review of existing violence prevention programs, which can help schools evaluate their existing programs and select the right approach for them. Author Dr. Jared M. Scherz offers practical guidance on building a prevention paradigm that integrates into the existing mission and vision of a given school.
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Improving Classroom Engagement and International Development Programs

ENCOURAGE. RISK. TAKING. IN. THE. HIGHER. EDUCATION. CLASSROOM. Jennifer W. Shewmaker and Amy Boone ABSTRACT At ... fear and learning; courage; collaboration; collaborative learning community; critical thinking; engaged pedagogy Our ...

Author: Patrick Blessinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839094743

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Educational pedagogy refers to student-centered learning that provides meaningful engagement to directly enhance critical thinking and creativity. This edited collection equips readers to understand and implement impactful creative teaching and learning methods designed to act as a catalyst to improve the learning experiences of students.
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Cases on Higher Education Spaces Innovation Collaboration and Technology

The course professor, LPDC consultants, and LMAS students collaborate significantly to accomplish these learning ... public forum style debates are used to push students to employ critical thinking skills and persuasion strategies.

Author: Carpenter, Russell G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466627048

Category: Education

Page: 377

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Higher education spaces are undergoing radical transformations in an attempt to respond to the needs of 21st-century learners and a renewed interest in collaboration that spans beyond the walls of departments, colleges, and libraries. Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology highlights key innovations and collaborative ventures in space design from across campuses and institutions. Including writing and communication centers, studios, libraries, digital media labs, learning commons, and academic learning spaces, this collection is ideally suited for university and professional administrators.
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