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Constructive controversy. Theory, research, practice.

Author: David W Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2015.
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Why do people make decisions based on their own perspective without considering alternative points of view? Do differences of opinion enhance or obstruct critical thinking? Is it wise to seek out people who disagree with you and listen to their objections to your conclusions? Focusing on the theory, research, and application of constructive controversy, this book analyses the nature of disagreement among members of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Johnson
ISBN: 9781107089815 1107089816 9781107461505 1107461502
OCLC Number: 907631358
Description: 200 pages
Contents: 1. Need for constructive controversy?; 2. The nature of constructive controversy; 3. Theory of constructive controversy; 4. The processes of constructive controversy and concurrence seeking; 5. The outcomes of constructive controversy; 6. Conditions mediating the effects of constructive controversy; 7. Constructive controversy and decision making; 8. Constructive controversy in education; 9. Constructive controversy and political discourse in democracies; 10. Constructive controversy, creativity, and innovation; 11. Constructive controversy and building and maintaining peace; 12. Conclusions.
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Using the social psychological theory of 'constructive controversy', this book analyses the nature of disagreement among members of decision-making groups. It addresses questions such as: do  Read more...

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