Deliberation 101 Achievement Quiz September 30, 2020 by Madeleine Page Leave a Comment Welcome to your Deliberation 101 Achievement Quiz Select the most accurate definition of deliberation in the context of democratic discourse Action or process of communicating thought by means of the spoken or written word An unstructured discourse involving an interchange of thoughts and information on one or more topics A structured discourse oriented towards mapping different positions and ideas related to a particular topic A structured discourse oriented towards revealing and understanding underlying experiences, interests, assumptions, and values related to a particular topic A structured discourse oriented towards highlighting differences, exposing weaknesses, and identifying which position is the strongest and most-supported A structured discourse focused on building both shared and new understandings of a particular issue that transcend previously-held positions and enable collective decisions and actions. Why is deliberation important in today's world? What is NOT true of deliberation? It can be manipulated and co-opted. It can quickly contribute to solving the social and political challenges facing our society. It can be incompletely, improperly implemented. It is likely a necessary component of a healthy democracy. Time is Up!