Search results for: Controversial issues (course content)
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This article outlines research on teaching controversial issues in initial teacher education in England and South Africa.This study suggested that obstacles to teaching controversial issues in schools and teacher education persist in schools in England and South Africa. The overall challenge for both societies that are the focus of this study is to ensure that all their teachers and teacher educators have the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to handle controversial issues in their classrooms.
Updated: May. 22, 2012
Social Studies Teacher Candidates' Views on the Controversial Issues Incorporated into their Courses in Turkey
The purpose of this study was to ascertain social studies teacher candidates' views on the controversial issues involved in their courses in Turkey. The study was based on semi-structured interviews with 15 teacher candidates. It was found that controversial issues were not sufficiently included in teacher candidates' courses and that teacher candidates have difficulty in discussing critical issues in class.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
This collective case study focuses on two teachers who use documentary film to teach about controversial events. The goal of the study is to better understand teacher selection and use of film as part of pedagogy and the experiences of students who are engaged in deliberative activities with film. In this case, teachers utilized film to help students examine two controversial events in U.S. history. The teachers utilize film as a neutral source for students to use as evidence for taking a position, despite the value-laden perspectives included in the films. Implications for teachers, teacher educators, and especially democratic and social studies education researchers are examined.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2009
Many educators may be apprehensive about instigating intellectual conflict among students because of the lack of operational procedures to guide them. Constructive controversy is an instructional procedure that is designed to create intellectual conflict among students. The authors of this paper summarize the theory underlying constructive controversy. They also review the results of their meta-analysis of the validating research.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009