Southwestern Professors Effectively Handle Conflict In the Classroom
The article also points out that conflict and hot-button issues on college campuses are not exclusive to political science courses. It quotes Scott McLean, Professor of Kinesiology at Southwestern, and his mindful attention to presenting both sides of a potentially dividing issue. He prepares for potential conflict and how to handle heated discussions in his kinesiology classes.
Today’s college environments offer a diverse environment across many areas: political, economic, race, religion, gender, sexuality and more. That’s a wonderful thing. But it’s increasingly important for faculty to prepare for and discuss ways to handle tension and conflict within their classrooms.
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