Learn from outstanding teachers at UCSB with TALES Live! on May 22

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:27 PM

Do you want to learn from some of the most outstanding teachers at UCSB? Then join Instructional Development at the Teaching & Learning Excellence Series: TALES Live!, which highlights compelling stories of creativity, inspiration, and engagement in UCSB teaching. The final speaker for the series this quarter will be Dr. ​Salim Yaqub from the History Department.

Analysis and Empathy: Helping Students Gain More Rounded Understandings of Controversial Issues
May 22, 3-4 p.m.
HSSB (McCune Hall), Room 6020
RSVP here

How can we help students both feel from the inside and see from the outside? How can we empower them to grasp, at one and the same time, not just the breadth of complex social and political issues but also the subjective experiences of individuals caught up in those issues? This talk uses a simulated class exercise on the Vietnam War involving analysis, dramatization, empathetic reconstruction, and debate to discuss and model strategies for encouraging students to think in such differing registers.

If you are interested in following TALES, there is a podcast that ​shares individual stories and perspectives on education here at UCSB. Check it out!