Thinking Sociologically: Problem-Centered Learning to Foster Argumentation
Holly Henry, University of Missouri Columbia, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper discusses the design and implementation of a case-based, problem-centered learning environment along with essay assignments that require students in an introductory sociology course to make and justify decisions applying sociological theories and concepts to everyday life situations. The environment is created around the principles of problem-solving, cognitive flexibility theory, and argumentation. Results from a pilot deployment are discussed in the context of determining future work in both system and instructional design to better meet both student needs and instructional goals.
Henry, H. (2009). Thinking Sociologically: Problem-Centered Learning to Foster Argumentation. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2822-2827). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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