Can you hear me now? Discussing difficult and controversial issues in the classroom

When: October 14, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Presenters: Vicki Lens (Social Work), Michael Lewis (Social Work)

Description: How can we create a space in our classroom for difficult and controversial conversations?  Teaching socially or politically charged topics is built into some courses. Issues like race, culture and gender can also become flashpoints in any course. We all want students to actively engage in class, but what if those conversations get a bit too heated? Or if some voices are shut out because they are unpopular?  In this session we will examine strategies for facilitating such conversations and turning contentious moments into learning opportunities. Join us for an open discussion.

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