Facilitating Difficult Dialogues (00020074, 1.0)
  
Start Date05/18/2021
End Date06/15/2021
LanguageEnglish
LocationOnline
Abstract
This short course is based upon the UAA publication Start Talking: A Handbook for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education (2008). This publication is intended as a field manual for educators who want to strengthen their teaching and engage their students more effectively in conversations about the most important issues of our time.
Description
Colleges and universities strive to be civil venues for the robust exchange of ideas on controversial issues; however, numerous faculty and administrators report a tendency to avoid controversial topics or to freeze when charged topics surface because they lack the necessary confidence and skills to ensure productive discussions. In this interactive book group, participants will focus on strategies to effectively engage students on controversial topics. Specifically, participants will 1) explore and practice strategies for effectively and proactively introducing appropriate controversial topics; 2) become aware of the broader context of the national Difficult Dialogues network, 3) briefly examine the rights and responsibilities of academic freedom, and 4) discuss how engaging difficult dialogues differs in an online context.

Libby Roderick, Difficult Dialogues Initiative
Teaching Academy Event
This book group meets Tuesdays, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15.
Access the book Start Talking online as a pdf.
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Start Date05/18/2021
End Date06/15/2021
SessionTuesdays 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
LocationOnline
Facility
Duration07:30
LanguageEnglish
Instructor

Tara Gray

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