Document Type

Event

Event Title

A Discussion about Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Location

Alumni Room

Start Date

10-1-2018 1:15 PM

End Date

10-1-2018 2:15 PM

Description

The political climate and recent hate crimes bring opportunities for classroom discussions on controversial and/or highly charged topics such as inequities related to race, gender and sexual orientation. Following recent hate crimes, many FSU students expressed disappointment and frustration when these events were not discussed in their classes. Discussing charged topics is part of a democratic education and associated with civic engagement. However, some students and faculty avoid such classroom conversation out of fear of conflict, fear that the conversation will become hostile, or concern that the course content does not lend itself to conversation. Many faculty do not feel supported or equipped to facilitate difficult conversations. Join us for a conversation with faculty who will discuss how they address challenges and ongoing fears and utilize tools for facilitation.

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Jan 10th, 1:15 PM Jan 10th, 2:15 PM

A Discussion about Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Alumni Room

The political climate and recent hate crimes bring opportunities for classroom discussions on controversial and/or highly charged topics such as inequities related to race, gender and sexual orientation. Following recent hate crimes, many FSU students expressed disappointment and frustration when these events were not discussed in their classes. Discussing charged topics is part of a democratic education and associated with civic engagement. However, some students and faculty avoid such classroom conversation out of fear of conflict, fear that the conversation will become hostile, or concern that the course content does not lend itself to conversation. Many faculty do not feel supported or equipped to facilitate difficult conversations. Join us for a conversation with faculty who will discuss how they address challenges and ongoing fears and utilize tools for facilitation.