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Dr. Spoma Jovanovic (Communication Studies) has a chapter in a newly released book, “Creating Space for Democracy: A Primer on Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education.”

The book “offers a blueprint for achieving the civic mission of higher education by incorporating dialogue and deliberation into learning at colleges and universities.” See more here.

“The book chapter is about a course I teach, ‘Conversations that Matter,’ designed to offer students the knowledge and tools to engage with crucial public conversations that invite openness, inclusion, critical inquiry, and even forgiveness,” Jovanovic says. “In doing so, students practice how to express ethical values including responsibility, compassion, justice, and respect.  The class was born out of the recognition that the fate of our democracy is tied to engagement, expressions of dissent, and collective action. As we educate students today, we need to be mindful of students’ complex situations while making the case for the value of dialogue and deliberation as key pathways to lifelong learning and engagement in our democracy.”

 

 

 
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