An Investigation of Student Engagement in a Global Warming Debate
Schweizer, Diane M., Kelly, Gregory J., Journal of Geoscience Education
This study investigates how using debate as a pedagogical tool for addressing earth system science concepts can promote active student learning, present a realistic and dynamic view of science, and provide a mechanism for integrating the scientific, political and social dimensions of global environmental change. Using global warming as an example of earth system science, we consider how participation in debate provides an avenue for engaging students in science. Our investigation draws from studies of school science focusing on the use of argument as a pedagogical tool and examines how students make use of observationally-based climatic data sets when debating the cause …
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Publication information: Article title: An Investigation of Student Engagement in a Global Warming Debate. Contributors: Schweizer, Diane M. - Author, Kelly, Gregory J. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Geoscience Education. Volume: 53. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2005. Page number: 75+. © National Association of Geoscience Teachers Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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