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Friday, February 5 • 12:15pm - 1:45pm
How to Teach Controversial Issues in Your Classroom Without Becoming the Controversy

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Students hear a lot about the issues of our day such as climate change, the future of Alberta’s oil and gas industry, or how best to deal with COVID-19. Teachers know the power of connecting student learning to current events for engaging students and practicing critical thinking skills. But such topics can be daunting as there are often many perspectives to consider and an overwhelming amount of - often conflicting - information. In this workshop, we'll review and practice ‘safe and effective’ strategies for unpacking with your students the scientific and social dimensions of complex issues using open-mindedness, curiosity, respect, and evidence-based critical thinking - without becoming part of the controversy.

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Dr. Marie Tremblay

Alberta Council for Environmental Education / French
Dr. Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD... Read More →

Friday February 5, 2021 12:15pm - 1:45pm MST
Virtual Room 32 (Social Studies)
  Social Studies / Études sociales  Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Room Details Virtual Room Maximum Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus 44537
  • Tags English