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Three strategies for helping students discuss controversial issues

While the benefits of engaging multiple and diverse perspectives in the classroom may be simple to understand, putting it into practice with students is much harder. This article describes a research-based pedagogical approach developed at Rutgers University which scaffolds students in “Respectful Debate” by engaging empathy and perspective taking.

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   10 minutes

   By: Greater Good Science Center

   Leader-prep | Lifelong learners

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Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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