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Preparing Agriculture and Agriscience Educators for the Classroom
Method that is used to allow students to research sides of an issue and defend their side to others.
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Developing Instructional Methods
Joey Blackburn (Louisiana State University, USA) and Kristin Stair (Louisiana State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 36
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3420-8.ch008
Determining which methods of teaching to use is an important step in developing content for your classroom. Teacher-focused methods involve more direct instruction to students and include methods such as lecture, questioning, demonstration, resource people, field trips, and checking for understanding. Learner-focused methods of teaching include more student input and collaboration and include discussion, debate, problem solving approach, contextualized teaching and learning, flipped classes/team-based learning, case study, inquiry-based learning, experiential learning, problem-based learning, project-based learning, cooperative learning, and role playing. Each method of teaching has different strengths and weaknesses and allows teachers to achieve their learning objectives in different ways and increase their variability.
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Looking Beyond Now in Publishing: The Print vs. Digital Debate – What Should Be the Focus Content or Platform?
A process that involves formal discussion on a particular topic. In a debate, opposing arguments are put forward to argue for opposing viewpoints.
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Do Chinese Students in Public and Private Higher Education Institutes Perform at Different Level in One of the Leadership Skills: Critical Thinking?: An Exploratory Comparison
Debate is a formal direct oral argumentation between two or more people on a pre-determined topic during a specified time period. It can be used by instructors to build the CT skills of their students; during the preparation for the debate and the live debate exercise, students need to research relevant materials and think carefully and dialectically their viewpoints and their opponents’, this process provides a good opportunity for them to improve and enhance their CT skills, as well as verify and demonstrate their capability to effectively conduct CT in their subject learning.
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