Classroom strategies for navigating discussions of the Gaza conflict: Opinion


In a recent article for University Affairs, Mohamed Berrada, Hanna Liddle, and Daniel Halton spoke to Canadian professors about the strategies they are using in their classrooms to navigate discussions of the conflict in Gaza. Ghayda Hassan (Université du Québec à Montréal), Janice Gross Stein (University of Toronto), and Mira Sucharov (Carleton University) discussed strategies to facilitate respectful debate among students within the classroom. Among their comments, the professors emphasized encouraging students to listen to one another and practice empathy. Carrie Smith (University of Alberta) proposed ways that faculty can engage in a variety of kinds of reflection to prepare themselves before engaging in these discussions.

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