DIALOGUE

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

QUESTION ONE:

What are the opportunities and challenges of in-person vs. online dialogue about civic issues?

Extension Idea: Revisiting or Building Discussion Norms

  • Face-to-Face Norms: Invite students to review/revisit existing classroom discussion norms and nominate any additional norms to support productive face-to-face conversations.

  • Online Norms: Now invite students to consider dialogue norms for the online context. Which classroom/face-to-face norms apply? Are additional norms needed to address the particular downsides or challenges of online spaces?

  • You may wish to conclude this activity by drawing a Venn diagram that highlights the dialogue norms that overlap versus the ones that are distinct to the offline or online context.