Difficult Dialogues

Resources

About the Difficult Dialogues Initiative:

 

UNC Discussion Guides:

 

Teaching Resources:

  • Bredehoft, D. J. (1991). Cooperative controversies in the classroom. College Teaching, 39(3) 122-125.
  • Center For Research On Learning And Teaching. (2004). Guidance for Instructors Concerning Class Discussions about the War in Iraq. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007, from Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Web site: http://www.crlt.umich.edu/publinks/wariniraqdiscussion.html.
  • Center for Faculty Excellence. (2004). Managing Classroom Conflict. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007, from Center for Teaching and Learning - UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Web site: http://cfe.unc.edu/pdfs/FYC22.pdf.
  • Center for Faculty Excellence. (2004). Teaching Controversial Issues. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007, from Center for Teaching and Learning - UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Web site:http://cfe.unc.edu/pdfs/FYC21.pdf.
  • Cherrin, S. (1993-1994). Teaching Controversial Issues. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007, from rofessional Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Nederland, Colorado. Web site: http://teaching.uchicago.edu/pod/pod2/93-94/ControversialIssues.htm.
  • Clark, P. (2005). Teaching Controversial Issues: A Four-step Classroom Strategy for Clear Thinking on Controversial Issues. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007, from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Web site: http://bctf.ca/GlobalEd/TeachingResources/ClarkePat/.
  • Gainey, R. R. & Payne, B. K. (2003). Understanding and Developing Controversial Issues in College Courses. College Teaching, 51(2), 52-58.
  • Highsmith, M. C. (2005). Instituting Change in the Spiritual Make-up of a University: The Case of Yale University [Electronic version]. Spirituality in Higher Education Newsletter. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007 from http://www.spirituality.ucla.edu/newsletter_new/past_pdf/
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  • Hoekema, D. (1995). Politics, Religion, and Other Crimes Against Civility. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007, from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Web site: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/philosophy/writings/crimes.htm.
  • Jakobsen, J. R. (2006). "Campus Religious Conflict Should Go Public." Academe 92(4) : 35-40. Retrieved September 10, 2007 from: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2006/JA/feat/Jako.htm.
  • Johnson, D. W., Johnson, R. T., & Smith, K. A. (2000). Constructive Controversy: The Educative Power of Intellectual Conflict. Change, 32(1), 28-37.
  • Meyers, S. A. (2003). Strategies To Prevent and Reduce Conflict in College Classrooms. College Teaching, 51(3), 94-98.
  • Moser, S. & Hanson, S. (1997). Notes on Active Pedagogy: Teaching a Controversial Issue. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007, from School of Geography, Clark University. Web site: http://www.colorado.edu/geography/virtdept/library/activeped/.
  • Pace, D. (2003). Controlled Fission: Teaching Supercharged Subjects. College Teaching, 51(2), 42-45.
  • Warren, L. (2000). Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom. Retrieved Sep. 10, 2007, from Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Web site: http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/html/icb.topic58474/hotmoments.html.

 

Facilitation and Conflict Management:

 

Research on Academic Freedom & Religious Pluralism:

 

 

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Students and faculty both have experienced confusing and frustrating controversial discussions; students want and need more interaction with faculty.”