TITLE

Controversies in the Classroom

AUTHOR(S)
Romano, Michael
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
Science Teacher;Feb2012, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers suggestions for teaching and encouraging discussion about controversial science topics. Recommendations include creating clear goals for the lesson, being well-versed in the issue before teaching it, gaining permission from administration and parents if necessary, and assessing student's grasp of the topic with reports, tests, or in-class debates. The importance of respecting individual views of students and creating a comfortable atmosphere for discussion is also emphasized.
ACCESSION #
71143869

 

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