Thursday, March 21, 2019
Teaching Controversial Topics
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.