Wondering how you might help your students engage more productively with each other on difficult and contentious topics in your classes? Either on contentious debates within your field or broader social and political issues? Then the upcoming Deliberative Pedagogy Panel co-organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning, E.H. Little Library, and the DCI may be for you!
Over the past two years, the Deliberative Citizenship Initiative (DCI) has been hosting a Deliberative Pedagogy (DeeP) Collaborative that has enabled faculty members from a range of different institutions and disciplines to come together and work on embedding more deliberation on important topics into their classes.
On October 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm in the E.H. Little Library’s Studio D and over Zoom, we are co-hosting a panel of four of these faculty members who have participated in the DeeP Collaborative and will share their approaches to deliberative pedagogy. They include Dan Aldridge (Chair and Professor of Africana Studies and Professor of History at Davidson College), Eric Anderson (Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Furman University), Kata Chillag (Chair of Public Health and Hamilton McKay Professor in Biosciences and Human Health at Davidson College), and Robert Vander Poppen (Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at Rollins College).
Each of these distinguished professors designed and implemented creative, thoughtful and distinctive mechanisms to stimulate and facilitate more active, wide-ranging, and engaged discussion in their classrooms. We hope you’ll consider joining this event — there will be opportunities for asking questions and thinking about how you might adapt similar approaches in your classes (or other contexts).
We hope to see you this coming Wednesday afternoon!