Debate learning method and its implications for the formal education system

Najafi Mohammad, Motaghi Zohre, Bakhtiyar Nasrabadi Hassanali, Nosrati Heshi Kamal
2016 Educational Research and Reviews  
Regarding the importance of enhancement in learner's social skills, especially in learning process, this study tries to introduce one of the group learning programs entitled "debate" as a teaching method in Iran religious universities. It also considers the concept and the history of this method by qualitative and descriptive -analytical approach. Making a comparison between this and other similar procedures, educational benefits of this method and its application and necessity are derived.
more » ... ty are derived. Research findings show that this group broad-based and learner-oriented strategy with a successful track record and specialized training and religious centers, has two instructional and educational functions such as mastery learning, creating a learning continuum, continuity in the learning, thinking centered learning, creative learning, increasing the speed of learning, the promotion of the evaluation power, the promotion of entrepreneurial skills, the promotion of mental health, the development of verbal skills, teaching critical thinking and the promotion of social skills.
doi:10.5897/err2015.2316 fatcat:swj57q2jtvberkjjsuw2je7fom