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Title: Enhancing fieldwork in social studies through remotely conducted structured academic controversies
Authors: Lim, Kenneth Yang Teck
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Teaching and Learning, 25(2), 189-195
Abstract: The Structured Academic Controversy was developed in the United States by Johnson and Johnson as a way of developing in students an appreciation of multiple perspectives of an issue. Much of the time, the exercise is conducted in a face-to-face group setting in a classroom. This paper explores Structured Academic Controversy in an out-of-class situation and is used in enhancing fieldwork in social studies. It describes a pilot study involving a class of secondary school students in Singapore, in which they were required to use the strategy of the Structured Academic Controversy to analyse socio-economic issues pertaining to several field sites. Pairs of students conducted their collaborative investigations in real-time while still in the field, using modem technologies of text- and picture-messaging.
ISSN: 0129-7112
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