Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Teaching Geography: Workshop 7


Programs and Activities: Part 2. Strasbourg and the European Union

Going Further 2 (15 minutes)

Debating Debate

Site Leader: Discuss the questions in a large group.

Andy Aiken cites research showing that student learning improves when they are actively engaged in solving real problems. In a group discussion, answer the following questions:

  • How could this approach to teaching make "covering the curriculum" more difficult?
  • How could it make it more effective?
  • For which lessons from your own classes might such engaged debate work well?

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