This article examines the use of protocols to improve discussion pedagogy in social studies. Discussion protocols, defined as a method of guided discussion, empowers students to engage with social studies content by providing specific and clear roles for participation. This article highlights the pedagogical relevance as well as the practical application of protocols for improved discussion in social studies. Sample protocols and further resources are provided.
Chandler, Prentice Ph.D. and Ehrlich, Suzanne Ed.D.
"The Use of Discussion Protocols in Social Studies,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 77
, Article 5.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol77/iss1/5
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