While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics, facilitating such discussions can be a challenging prospect. This advanced-level workshop for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities, arts, and social sciences will provide the opportunity for participants to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil discourse in the classroom. Participants will engage with strategies for laying the groundwork necessary for having difficult conversations, learn approaches for responding to unexpectedly tense moments, and practice applying the strategies we discuss to common instructional situations.
This workshop will be in person on the Danforth Campus. If you need medical or other accommodations to participate virtually, please let Dr. Gregory know.
Note: This workshop was formerly entitled Facilitating Challenging Conversations.
For questions about this workshop, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory.
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