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TODAY "If I had only..." What’s the least I can do BEFORE Nov 6? Online FridayLive! Oct 26 2pmET

Registration

  • Introduce, explore, critique, adapt, demo: “Deliberative Discussion”
    Begin Oct 19, continue Oct 26. Include live demo(s).
    Consider issues challenging many colleges & universities (e.g., affirmative action admission practices/policies; engaging students re: mid-term elections Nov. 6, …)

    Deliberative Discussion is a “...shared inquiry that asks participants to talk through and weigh the costs and consequences of a variety of options of solutions to a public problem. At the heart of deliberation is the group's willingness to work through the conflicts, to accept the consequences of their choices, and to establish grounds for action.
    - excerpt from “Deliberative discussion as an innovative teaching strategy,” Goodin HJ, Stein D., J Nurs Educ. 2008 Jun;47(6):272-4.

    Guests
    Paula Cancro, Asst. Prof. & Asst. Chair, Bus. Admin., College of Westchester

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"If I had only..." What’s the least I can do BEFORE Nov 6?
[To avoid thinking “If I had only…” AFTER Nov 6.]  
Deliberative Discussion for Difficult Issues

I’ve been disturbed by news - both national and worldwide - of more ominous threats to democratic principles and those who still believe in them. So I’ve begun this series (Oct 19, 26, Nov. 2, and 9). Please help make these events interesting, useful, and respectful.
- Steve Gilbert Oct 25, 2018

We’ll discuss questions:

  • What’s the least I can do to support constructive, deliberative discussion in higher education on some of our most controversial and important challenges? (e.g., affirmative action admission practices/policies, free speech in courses, political activities on campus, …)
  • What’s the least I can do within higher education to increase voting Nov 6?
  • Which of these challenges might benefit from online deliberative discussions?
  • What are some technology-related resources, strategies, activities for the above?
  • What (and who) can foster or impede effective online deliberative discussions?

 We’ll explore options like the NIFI “Deliberative Discussion” Forums:

“...shared inquiry that asks participants to talk through and weigh the costs and consequences of a variety of options of solutions to a public problem. At the heart of deliberation is the group's willingness to work through the conflicts, to accept the consequences of their choices, and to establish grounds for action.

- excerpt from “Deliberative discussion as an innovative teaching strategy,” Goodin HJ, Stein D., J Nurs Educ. 2008 Jun;47(6):272-4.

and see NIFI (National Issues Forums Institute)

We’ll offer the TLT Group’s Fundamental Questions

1. What do you most want to gain?

2. What do you most cherish and want not to lose?

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