UTokyo Global FD Workshop - Prof. Patricia Kelley

Patricia Kelly Workshopバナー
, 12 7, 2017
15:00-16:30 / KIBER 314 / All faculty, staff and students
Thursday, December 07  2017
15:00 - 16:30

Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo

Controversial Topics in the Classroom:
(How) Do We Dare Discuss Them?

No matter what the discipline, most faculty will be faced with teaching a controversial topic -- one that some students may find threatening. Faculty may choose to teach a potentially offensive topic because it is fundamental to the course content or to help students develop skills such as critical thinking and the ability to articulate a position. How can such controversial topics be taught with integrity and sensitivity? In this workshop, we will examine various pedagogical approaches to create a student-centered classroom that will defuse hostility, create an atmosphere of tolerance, and engage students who may feel threatened by the course material. Participants will have opportunity to consider how they might apply these principles and approaches in their own teaching.

※  We might take photos during the session to be posted on our website. Please let us know if you do not wish to be photographed.

Patricia Kelley workshop poster

DateThursday, December 07  2017  15:00 - 16:30
PlaceKIBER314  Komaba Campus  The University of Tokyo
EligibilityAll faculty, staff and students welcome!
RegistrationRegistration encouraged here and walk-in welcome.
InquiriesGlobal Faculty Development (GFD) committee
Email: gfd-tokyo [at] adm.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp


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