The Deliberative Pedagogy (DeeP) Faculty Collaborative consists of 15 faculty from Davidson College and five other Associated Colleges of the South institutions who are committed to learning and implementing new ways to improve and deepen the quality of their class discussions. Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, these faculty, who come from a wide array of disciplines, studied and discussed different deliberative pedagogy methods, shared their ideas and questions with one another, and worked to embed deliberation in their classrooms. In this special blog series, members of the Collaborative describe and reflect on their experiences developing and teaching their deliberation-involved courses.
Posted below is Dr. Nobis’s video blog post below about his efforts to incorporate elements of deliberative pedagogy into his Introduction to Philosophical ethics course at Morehouse College. Dr. Nobis discusses how, through the processes of deliberation, he encouraged his students to make sure they know and understand diverse perspectives on difficult ethical issues such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, treatment of animals, among others. Embedded below the video is the “Fair and Balanced Guide to Productive Deliberation” that he mentions in his reflections on the course.
A “Fair and Balanced” Guide to Deliberation_Nobis