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The Cancel Wars and your classroom: Managing student community and conversation in a politically polarized climate

Facilitator: Professor Sigal Ben-Porath, Education
Convener: Elizabeth Dunens, CETLI Graduate Fellow, Education

Join political and education philosopher Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath for an interactive workshop on teaching in a time of political partisanship, “cancel culture,” and conflicting interpretations of free speech. Drawing from her experience and forthcoming book, Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy, Dr. Ben-Porath will share pedagogical tools to depolarize classroom discussion, foster inclusive dialogue, and respond to student sharing that is misinformed or discriminatory. Participants will also problem-solve with Dr. Ben-Porath related issues they have encountered as instructors, or ones they want to prepare for.

Lunch will be provided. Please register in advance so CETLI Fellow Elizabeth Dunens can contact you regarding dietary restrictions.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Graduate School of Education and so may be most useful to students in related fields.Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Monday, October 17, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
GSE Building (Graduate School of Education)
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Event Participants:

Annenberg School for Communication, Graduate School of Education, Perelman School of Medicine, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, School of Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Wharton School

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