Jan
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When: Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Where:
Add to CalendarDifficult Conversations in the Classroom01/21/2020 10:30 AM01/21/2020 12:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverWe’ve all had (or worried about) that experience where the in-class discussion is lively and productive, until a student says something that upsets everyone. How to respond on the spot? How to mend the community that is your classroom after someone has said something ‘out of line’? Or, if the case allows, how to make this a “teachable moment”?The potential for tricky interactions is heightened in classes that deal with controversial topics such as race, gender, politics or religion, but they can happen in any classroom because each student (and you yourself!) bring a whole lifetime of attitudes, perceptions of reality and biases to the classroom every day.Exploratory conversations with students are never without risk—and arguably should not be. Join us for a session that investigates what faculty can do to turn potentially harmful outbursts into ‘teachable moments’ for the whole class without damaging any student.Refreshments will be provided.Date: Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 am - 12:00 pmLocation: Nanaimo Campus B305, R509Registration: https://inviu.viu.ca/TinyUrl.cfm?ID=169Contact: tine.reimers@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in LearningfalseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

We’ve all had (or worried about) that experience where the in-class discussion is lively and productive, until a student says something that upsets everyone. How to respond on the spot? How to mend the community that is your classroom after someone has said something ‘out of line’? Or, if the case allows, how to make this a “teachable moment”?

The potential for tricky interactions is heightened in classes that deal with controversial topics such as race, gender, politics or religion, but they can happen in any classroom because each student (and you yourself!) bring a whole lifetime of attitudes, perceptions of reality and biases to the classroom every day.

Exploratory conversations with students are never without risk—and arguably should not be. Join us for a session that investigates what faculty can do to turn potentially harmful outbursts into ‘teachable moments’ for the whole class without damaging any student.

Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Nanaimo Campus B305, R509

Registration: https://inviu.viu.ca/TinyUrl.cfm?ID=169

Contact: tine.reimers@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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