DIALOGUE

EXPLORE QUALITIES OF A PRODUCTIVE DIALOGUE ABOUT CIVIC ISSUES - IN PERSON OR ONLINE

closing

reflection

Closing Reflection

(15-20 minutes)

 

Loop back at the broad questions that your students explored in this module. Ask students to reflect on their own and then with a partner about any shifts in their thinking about civic dialogue.

 

  • Question #1: What are the opportunities and challenges of in-person vs. online dialogue about civic issues?    

    • How have your understandings of the upsides and downsides of online dialogue shifted?  (“I used to think…”, “Now, I think….)

 

  • Question #2: What do good and not so good online discussions of civic issues look like?  

    • How has your thinking about good or not-so-good online discussion changed?   (“I used to think…”, “Now, I think….)

 

  • Question #3: How can we make good online dialogue about civic issues happen?

    • Has the dialogue toolkit given you new strategies for approaching online discussions? Why/why not? If so, identify at least 3 dialogue tools you use or could use to navigate a disagreement on social media.

    • Based on your discussion about norms, do you have any new ideas about ways to make online discussions more productive?