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FOSTERING GOOD FAITH DISAGREEMENT

When Mar 05, 2021
from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Where virtual
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The publication of “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate” in Harper’s Magazine in summer 2020, and a pointed rejoinder, “A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate” on The Objective, reflects the simultaneous difficulty and importance of fostering good faith disagreement. This CHC workshop, jointly-sponsored by the English Department Mentoring Program and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), focuses on the pedagogical possibilities of, and obstacles to, good faith disagreement.

Beginning with an effort to define and inventory the concept, workshop leaders—Lauren Beard, Mary Sellers, Philip Zapkin, Ray Rosas,Tina Chen—will share teaching strategies designed to encourage debate and discussion; highlight how these concepts can be applied in the “Productive Counter-Argument” assignment from ENG 15 and other PWR assignments; and collaborate with participants to generate a toolkit for helping students and teachers to clarify and make visible the terms on which they engage.

RSVPs required by Friday, 2/26/21, to tina.chen@psu.edu

There will be reading and materials distributed in advance.