Teaching About Violence
For many instructors, teaching topics related to violence (such as the pandemic, war, genocide, hate crimes, and sexual violence), can be daunting, or perhaps even anxiety-provoking. Cultural taboos around discussing violence might tempt instructors to skip over deeper analyses, which risks leaving students with 'bad feelings' about violence, rather than any disciplinary or theoretical tools for understanding it. In this workshop, participants will discuss these challenges and concerns that surround teaching about violence, and will acquire strategies to help facilitate generative classroom experiences.
After this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Explain why indirectly or not addressing violence with students can be problematic
2. Articulate how violence connects to their teaching
3. Articulate their classroom goals for teaching about violence
4. Describe strategies for discussing violence with students
You may register here.
If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.