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Learning to learn 2: Grappling with different perspectives

By Dr. Kelly Dietz

In her second of three podcasts for Threads, Dr. Kelly Dietz, Department of Politics, discusses teaching students to learn how to engage with ideas different from their own as a way to help them make meaningful connections to the subject matter. By making explicit and normalizing the difficulty of discussing ideas rooted in personal experience, Dr. Dietz enlists students in devising strategies for difficult discussions.  She shares an idea of how she prepares students for disagreement, utilizing Kathryn Schulz’s TED talk, On Being Wrong, to set the classroom climate for students to push beyond their own perspectives.

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