Chapter 19: Provoking Thought: Opinion Pieces

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Chapter 19 describes opinion pieces as short, sharp, and provocative texts that typically seek to change the conversation within the learning and teaching community or shed light on an existing notion or practice that warrants greater attention. This chapter presents a flexible guide to the organization and composition of opinion pieces along with a discussion of the benefits and complexities of writing them.

Discussion Questions

  1. What have you formed a value judgement about that can enrich ongoing conversations in the learning and teaching community?
  2. How will you draw on your lived experiences, evidence, or research to illustrate your stance?
  3. Where will you share your opinion piece, and in what ways will that choice of venue influence how you write it?

Related Book Resources

Guiding Questions for Planning, Revising, and Refining an Opinion Piece: [PDF] [DOCX]