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    Discussing Controversial Issues in the Classroom.Michael Hand & Ralph Levinson - 2012 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (6):614-629.
    Discussion is widely held to be the pedagogical approach most appropriate to the exploration of controversial issues in the classroom, but surprisingly little attention has been given to the questions of why it is the preferred approach and how best to facilitate it. Here we address ourselves to both questions. We begin by clarifying the concept of discussion and justifying it as an approach to the teaching of controversial issues. We then report on a recent empirical study of the Perspectives (...)
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    Promoting the Role of the Personal Narrative in Teaching Controversial Socio-Scientific Issues.Ralph Levinson - 2008 - Science & Education 17 (8-9):855-871.
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    Science Today: Problem or Crisis?Ralph Levinson & Jeff Thomas (eds.) - 1997 - Routledge.
    What is science? What is the purpose of science education? Should we be training scientists, or looking towards a greater public understanding of science? In this exciting text, some of the key figures in the fields of science and science education address this debate. Their contributions form an original dialogue on science education and the general public awareness of science, tackling both formal and informal aspects of science learning. the editors argue that a greater knowledge of science can lead to (...)
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