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Deliberative Pedagogy Institute

November 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Providence College, 1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02908 United States
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Deliberative Pedagogy Institute: Creating Space for Democracy Sponsored by Campus Compact for Southern New England and Providence College's Center @ Moore Hall Why Deliberative Pedagogy? “This is the next step for the movement — how to hold public dialogues and teach deliberative practices, get students thinking through issues, teaching them how to value democracy.” - Andrew Seligsohn, Campus Compact We live in divisive and polarizing times, often remaining in comfortable social bubbles and experiencing few genuine interactions with people who are different or with whom we disagree.  This division negatively impacts students' sense of belonging, community cohesion, and the quality of discourse, a cornerstone of higher education. Stepping out and turning to one another is difficult but necessary if we are to achieve our shared focus of building inclusive institutions that prepare students for responsible participation and leadership in civic life.  Building the capacity to catalyze dialogue and deliberation is an essential component of our work, and there is a...

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