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Managing difficult classroom discussions

Discussing challenging and controversial topics in the classroom is one way to actively facilitate the process of perspective taking among students and educators. While managing these conversations may be difficult, the act of perspective taking allows us to better understand others’ needs and helps to ensure that we listen to a broad range of voices (Practice C2) across the diverse and interconnected communities in which we live (Practice C1). Use these suggested approaches to lead classroom conversations that facilitate the exchange of multiple perspectives in a university setting.

   Tool

   180 minutes

   By: Indiana University

   Educator-prep | K-12 educators


Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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