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GSS for jury deliberations: applying technology in the high school courtroom
1998 / IEEE / 0-8186-8255-8
This item was taken from the IEEE Conference ' GSS for jury deliberations: applying technology in the high school courtroom ' Today's educators are using mock trials and jury deliberations as a way to promote critical thinking and enhance communication skills. An English teacher at Tucson, Arizona's Cholla Magnet High School, incorporates mock trials and jury deliberations as a part of his class. The Center for the Management of Information, at the University of Arizona developed a collaborative environment with facilities and software to support Cholla's programs in Law Related Education and International Studies. Two sets of jurors, all students from a sophomore English class, were selected as part of the mock trial. The first set of jurors deliberated using GSS and the second deliberated in the traditional face-to-face method. Preliminary results indicate that the deliberations held with GSS encouraged critical thinking, communication, and equal participation with students. Communication was measured through distinguishing normative and informational influence.
High School Courtroom