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Jan 9

Targeted Audience - LTC Lunch

The Teaching Toolbox: Promoting the Habits and Skills of Civil Discourse, Part 1

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
11:45 am – 1:00 pm / AGH Meeting Room

How can we help students develop the skills necessary for, and habits of, civil discourse across difference and about difficult topics?  This term three Convocation speakers offer the opportunity for our community to consider how to engage in discourse across difference -- Yuval Levin, a leading conservative intellectual, Arno Michaelis, a former leader of a racist skinhead organization, and Daryl Davis, a black man who journeyed into the KKK. How might we use the presence of these speakers on campus to bring difficult conversations into our courses or to help students build a better understanding of how to engage in civil discourse? This discussion will be an opportunity to share approaches to building civil discourse. We’ll tackle the difficult question of how to create learning environments that encourage students (and faculty) to move beyond fear of saying the “wrong” thing in the current call-out culture and engage in constructive dialog to enhance understanding. In addition, we’ll consider how to prepare for and manage the difficult moments that inevitably arise.

Teaching Toolbox: Civil Discourse Registration

Sponsored by Perlman Learning/Teaching Ctr. Contact: Mary Drew, x4192