USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 8 • 11:00am - 11:45am
From Emotion to Critical Thinking? Trauma Education in Social Science Classrooms

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Dovile Budryte

It is likely that trauma and suffering often enters our international studies classrooms; however, we, the educators, are often ill-equipped to address it pedagogically. This observation raises numerous questions, such as: How does teaching about traumas in international politics lead to learning that is emotionally, politically and critically significant? How to develop strategies that lead to a deeper understanding of collective traumas internationally and the ability to relate to these traumas personally? Drawing on a growing body of literature in various disciplines on intersections between emotion and learning, this presentation will analyze specific approaches (including Decoding the Disciplines method and strategies developed by the Holocaust education scholars) that can be used to "teach the unthinkable" in social science classrooms.

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Dovile Budryte

Professor of Political Science, Georgia Gwinnett College
teaching in multicultural settings; my recent book Engaging Difference https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475825077/Engaging-Difference-Teaching-Humanities-and-Social-Science-in-Multicultural-Environments

Wednesday April 8, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
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  Concurrent Session, Developing Students' Critical Thinking Skills
  • RETA Winner - Docile Budryte - 2015 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award Winner

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