Salina Abji, TATP Social Sciences Trainer
Nick Eaves, TATP Sciences Trainer
Session description: This two-hour workshop is designed to share strategies and develop methods for teaching contentious or sensitive subjects. TAs will learn not simply how to manage heated debates but also how to foster critical thinking and deep learning in moments of conflict. In the workshop, we will explore and practise a range of techniques to: maintain appropriate focus in class discussions; identify and attend to power dynamics in the classroom; assist students in identifying and reflecting on the basis for their views; and ensure that a range of voices and opinions are heard.
*This session can count as Discussion-Based Tutorial Training