Stories and Voices: Engaging community differences by designing a deliberative public dialogue


Students engage in a pedagogy that fosters deliberation on civic issues that elicit different perspectives relevant to a community through a semester-long project that culminates in the execution of public dialogue forum. This project facilitates three learning objectives: dialogic praxis, communication as design, and facilitative leadership. Students design, organize, and implement a public dialogue on campus, facilitating dialogic discussions on a relevant community topic. The aim of the “Stories and Voices” project is to elicit and contextualize disparate experiences, as well as to lift voices that are often unheard on civic issues. Students marry practice with deep consideration of equity, diversity, and power.

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Last updated on 09/07/2021