Teaching Controversial Topics in the Classroom: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks. Janine Duncan, PhD, co-presenter Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Fontbonne University April 14, 2014. Concerns for Examining Issues. Personal Opinion Anti-Intellectual Environment
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Janine Duncan, PhD, co-presenter
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
April 14, 2014
We need to be open to those who are not like us.
We need to think about the culture in which we live.
We need to use new ideas to understand and communicate . . . as we move to new times and places.
We need to listen to those outside our community to hear . . . their perspectives.
We need to exercise reason.
**(Based on principles of Catholic Intellectual Tradition)
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