Tip #76: Presenting both sides of an issue

On July 3, 2005, Posted by , In learning activities, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #76: Presenting both sides of an issue

The Challenge: You want the group to be aware of strong arguments on both sides of an issue, but not feel that you are skirting the issue by avoiding a definitive “correct” answer.

Possible Approaches: Provide a pre-test to have the participants identify which answer they initially favor.

Then: Use a debate method, having the participants research and present the opposite side of the issue; or present a panel who can articulately represent both sides of the issue; or provide a case study for small group work that can be resolved in one of two ways, which the small groups will have to articulate and explain; or show a video with alternate endings that demonstrate the effect of the two … Read the rest