Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019
Many instructors consciously avoid controversial issues in the classroom because of the difficulty involved in managing heated discussions. However, controversy can be a useful, powerful, and memorable tool to promote learning. This conversation will provide instructors with resources to facilitate classroom discussions around controversial issues including the O.T.F.D. (Open The Front Door) and A.C.T.I.O.N. communication frameworks.
"In Our Backyards: How the Prison Boom Transformed Rural America," John Major Eason, associate professor in the sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of "Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation." Eason was a church-based community organizer focusing on housing and criminal justice issues.