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The Centre for Teaching and Learning sponsors and facilitates an ongoing series of workshops focussing on the teaching and learning issues that impact on student engagement and the student experience at the University of Windsor. These free events are open to the whole University community and facilitate discussion about strategically important teaching and learning issues for the University.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Teaching Controversial Topics

Schedule: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Laverne Jacobs, Maggie Liddle, Sindhu De Livera

Teaching controversial, complex topics often evokes strong reactions, and divisive, polarized opinions. Certain issues might cause some students to boil over, propelling the whole class into unproductive argument, and others might cause students to shut down, further wounded by subjects that are closely tied to their lives and experiences.

In this interactive workshop, the facilitators will share techniques from a course developed to help students teach controversial topics in the Faculty of Law. Participants will have the opportunity to envision how these techniques might be applied in their own disciplines.