Civic Innovations in Teaching and Pedagogy

Special workshop for graduate students
Civic innovations in teaching and pedagogy
Event Date & Time
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Event Location
Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, Room 120 Pillsbury Hall

315 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Public Life Project, in collaboration with the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, is hosting a two-day session focused on providing graduate students with tangible tools to engage effectively with dissenting opinions and develop models to facilitate vibrant intellectual exchange across multiple political lines using the "Third Way" model. 

In this two-day workshop, you will learn and practice the “Third Way Civics” (3WC) approach to classroom learning: an approach that equips students to value diverse perspectives and collaborate across differences while making them the central agents of knowledge production. 

Piloted at colleges and universities of all types and in several states, the 3WC approach has been shown to enhance student engagement with course content while also fostering empathic reasoning, critical thinking, self-reflection, evidence-based argumentation, and confidence in their ability and responsibility to build a better democracy through everyday action.

Join us on March 17th and 18th, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, at the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub located in Pillsbury Hall to learn how to navigate polarization and build bridges in the classroom, which ultimately has implications on broader civic life and participation. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout both sessions. 

Space is limited to the first 20 students who sign-up for the sessions. 

NB: Attendance is required on both days to receive the stipend; therefore, priority will be given to those who can attend both sessions. 

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