Day Two EPET Summer 2012

Home away from home
Home away from home

While being instructed that skepticism is the rule, not to be easily swayed, we have been practicing our argumentation skills through constructive controversy, that supports the "value of intellectual opposition". Today I argued the "pro" side for technology in schools while my partner, Amy Peterson had the privilege to argue for a delay in the use of technology in schools. After both presentations we were then asked to physically stand up and switch chairs while also switching views! We then took turns arguing for the opposing view (wihich is harder than one may think!) and finally, we concluded the protocol with collaboration to construct a statement we could agree upon related to our final position to the argument. Additionally, today's guest in our daily "parade of stars" was Dr. Punya Mishra and Dr. Robert Floden, deffinately two highly respected researchers in the field of educational research. 

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