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  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Facilitating Challenging Conversations


Dr. Meg Gregory

  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Via Zoom

Event Description

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 broaching difficult topics, learn approaches for responding to unexpectedly “hot moments,” and practice applying the strategies we discuss to common instructional situations.

This workshop will take place via Zoom. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out with the reminder email the day before the workshop. Attendees must plan to participate in the entire workshop in order to get credit for attendance towards the Professional Development in Teaching Program.

Note that this workshop is geared towards those in the humanities, arts, and social sciences disciplines. Should you have questions, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory, Senior Assistant Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning at meggregory@wustl.edu.