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Tackling Controversial Issues in the Citizenship Classroom

The purpose of this resource is to provide you as teacher with


 The opportunity to reflect on a number of issues associated with teaching controversial issues in the classroom

A practical approach which allows students to explore controversial issues which arise in citizenship and other areas of the curriculum in a way which is safe for both teacher and students.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:17 PM

It has to be practical, because ethics is not theoretical and abstract. Kwame Appiah proposed that when ethics are strictly theoretical and abstract we make water from wine.

 

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Media shield law moves forward - USA TODAY

Media shield law moves forward - USA TODAY | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Media shield law moves forward
USA TODAY
A bill that would allow journalists to protect the identity of confidential sources moved forward Thursday after lawmakers reached agreement on the tricky question of just who is a journalist.
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Interesting question: Who is a journalist?

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Hype Cycle Research Methodology | Gartner Inc.

Gartner's Hype Cycle methodology provides a graphical view of the maturity, adoption and business application of specific technologies. Using a Hype Cycle can help to determine when technologies have moved beyond the hype, begin offering practical benefits, and become widely accepted.
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How Do Hype Cycles Work? (http://www.gartner.com/technology/research/methodologies/hype-cycle.jsp)

Each Hype Cycle drills down into the five key phases of a technology’s life cycle.


Technology Trigger: A potential technology breakthrough kicks things off. Early proof-of-concept stories and media interest trigger significant publicity. Often no usable products exist and commercial viability is unproven.


Peak of Inflated Expectations: Early publicity produces a number of success stories—often accompanied by scores of failures. Some companies take action; many do not.


Trough of Disillusionment: Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver. Producers of the technology shake out or fail. Investments continue only if the surviving providers improve their products to the satisfaction of early adopters.


Slope of Enlightenment: More instances of how the technology can benefit the enterprise start to crystallize and become more widely understood. Second- and third-generation products appear from technology providers. More enterprises fund pilots; conservative companies remain cautious.


Plateau of Productivity: Mainstream adoption starts to take off. Criteria for assessing provider viability are more clearly defined. The technology’s broad market applicability and relevance are clearly paying off.


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