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Debate: A Teaching Strategy to Improve Verbal Communication and Critical-Thinking Skills

Garrett, Michele MSN, RN; Schoener, Lois MS, RN; Hood, Lucy MSN, RN

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Abstract

Debate is presented as a valuable learning activity for teaching critical thinking and improving communication skills. Included in the discussion are a brief history of the use of debate as a teaching strategy, the responsibilities of the teacher and learner when using debate in the classroom, and its many advantages for developing competencies in communication and critical thinking.

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