Teaching Controversial Issues

At the heart of any university is a mandate to create the appropriate conditions in which exploration, debate, and research on a wide variety of topics, including those that may be controversial, can be realized. The teaching of controversial subjects presents an opportunity to expose students to a wide variety of perspectives, and to provide them with tools to analyze issues and communicate across differences.

By the end of this interactive session you will be able to maximize student learning on controversial issues by:

  • Ensuring an inclusive learning environment
  • Preparing for and leading respectful, engaged discussions
  • Implementing strategies for handling challenges should they arise 

This workshop is offered to support the vision and work of the campus mental health strategy teaching and learning subcommittee

This workshop can be used toward the completion of the Theories and Issues in Postsecondary Teaching and Learning for Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students program 

March 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Learning Studio F (TI 250)
Guest Facilitator(s) 
Valerie Pruegger
Max Attendees 
No Cost
Event Category 
Educational Development
Workshop for 
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