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Title: 
Learning about issues through discussion in the primary social studies classroom: A shared inquiry approach
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2016
Citation: 
Sim, H. H. (2016). Learning about issues through discussion in the primary social studies classroom: A shared inquiry approach. HSSE Online, 5(1), 14-23. Retrieved from http://www.hsseonline.edu.sg/journal/volume-5-issue-1-2016/learning-about-issues-through-discussion-primary-social-studies
Abstract: 
This article looks at how primary
school children can learn about issues in
their social studies lessons through
discussion. It first spells out the
importance of introducing issues in the
social studies curriculum for the
development of students to be informed,
participative and concerned citizens. It
focuses on the selection of suitable issues
for primary school children and discussion
as a pedagogy for shared inquiry to help
teachers achieve academic understanding
and citizenship outcomes for their learners.
The Walsh and Sattes’ (2015) framework
for quality discussion is described as a
useful guide for teacher planning and
implementation. Research findings on
teacher belief and practice of using
discussion of controversial issues and the
implications on teacher professional
development are also discussed. The
article concludes with how to be skilful in
the facilitation of discussion of issues for
shared inquiry.
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