Responding to Crises


TEACHING AND LEARNING IN RESPONSE TO CHARLOTTESVILLE

During national crises, such as the current events in Charlottesville, students and faculty can become emotionally charged, feel mentally drained, and be uncertain about how to respond to opposing viewpoints with humility. The links below provide strategies to help faculty create teachable moments in times of crises and develop respectful rapport despite varied perspectives.

SITES

Addressing controversial issues, Flinders University: http://www.flinders.edu.au/teaching/quality/teaching-methods/teaching-controversial-issues/addressing-controversial-issues.cfm

Start Talking: A Handbook for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education, Kay Landis, editor, University of Alaska, Anchorage & Alaska Pacific University: http://www.difficultdialoguesuaa.org/images/uploads/Start_Talking_full_book_pdf.pdf

Mastering online discussion board facilitation: Resource Guide, Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/stw/edutopia-onlinelearning-mastering-online-discussion-board-facilitation.pdf

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ARTICLES

Arend, B. (2009). Encouraging critical thinking in online threaded discussions, Journal of Educators Online, 6(1).  http://www.thejeo.com/Archives/Volume6Number1/Arendpaper.pdf

Baker, D.L. (2011). Designing and orchestrating online discussions. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 7(3), 401-411. http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no3/baker_0911.pdf

Ezzedeen, S. (2008). Facilitating class discussions around current and controversial issues. College Teaching, Winter 2008, 230. Retrieved from: https://ctlt.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/modules/discussion/facilitating_discussions.pdf

Muller, J., & Irby, D. M. (2005). Practical teaching How to lead effective group discussions. The Clinical Teacher, 2(1), 10–15. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-498X.2005.00057.x

Macknight, C. (2000). Teaching critical thinking through online discussions, Educause Quarterly, No . 4, 2000. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0048.pdf



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