Criminal policy debate as an active learning strategy

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Criminal policy debate as an active learning strategy
Author Mellgren, Caroline ; Ivert, Anna-Karin
Date 2016
English abstract
One of the biggest challenges for criminal justice educators is to deal with the strongly held opinions and preconceived notions about criminal justice issues among students. It often takes the form of students being reluctant to ac- cept certain premises that does not comply with their own experience of the issue. The general tendency to reject information that does not confirm your own view of the world and to accept information that does confirm what you believe to be true is called confirmation bias. This paper proposes the criminal policy debate format as an active learning strategy. Based on the application in an introductory course that is part of a three-year bachelor program in criminology, findings show that the debate format facilitates learning by encouraging students to formulate arguments for and against criminal policy questions
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1184604 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1184604 .Icon
Publisher Cogent OA
Host/Issue Cogent Education;1
Volume 3
ISSN 2331-186X
Pages 1184604
Language eng (iso)
Subject active learning
debate
critical thinking
criminal justice education
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22089 Permalink to this page
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