Skills development at the school subject of modern greek language through debate

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Κατεύθυνση Διδασκαλία Ανθρωπιστικών Αντικειμένων και Εκπαιδευτική Αξιολόγηση
Library of the School of Philosophy
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Tsaliagkou Foteini
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Αικατερίνη Κασιμάτη, Καθηγήτρια ΑΣΠΑΙΤΕ
Αθανάσιος Μιχάλης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής Παιδαγωγικού Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης, ΕΚΠΑ
Μαρία Μαμούρα, Επίκουρη καθηγήτρια Παιδαγωγικού Δευτεροβάθμιας Εκπαίδευσης, ΕΚΠΑ
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Η ανάπτυξη δεξιοτήτων στο μάθημα της Νεοελληνικής Γλώσσας μέσω των διαξιφισμών (debate)
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Skills development at the school subject of modern greek language through debate
This present research treats the importance of debate as a technique of skills development and more specifically communicative and metacognitive skills with students of A class of senior high school at the school subject of modern Greek language. After a brief conceptual clarification of the main motions of the research and a summary based on bibliography of similar researches, the research questions that are expressed concern, from the students side, about how much debate contributes to communicative and metacognitive skills development by students through their participation in it, and, from teachers’ side, the enlargement of their opinion about the importance of debate in the cultivation of the skills mentioned above.
This research has been carried out in the school environment of an urban area high school. The sample consists of three philologists who will teach their class twice, one based on their own lesson plan and the other on the researcher’s plan, and also of the students who have accepted to participate in this procedure. The research questions are examined via half-structured of teachers, lists of questions that were distributed and answered by students and the observation made by the recording and the transcription of the interviews.
The research questions of the investigation prove the positive opinion of the teachers for the debate technique and the experimental method they used to cultivate the communicative and the metacognitive skills during their lessons. In addition, through students' participation, it is obvious that via the debate the cultivation of the skills above is facilitated taking into consideration the classes in which they participated themselves, while even international researches support these conclusions. At the same time, this research contains the comparison between the teaching methods used studying all the issues mentioned above.
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Language – Literature
Debate, Communication skills, Metacognitive skills, Modern Greek language
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