- Ed Munn Sanchez
- Associate Dean,
South Carolina Honors College
In almost every course we teach, there is a potential for controversial subjects to be part of the classroom discussion. Tension in the discussion may help challenge student beliefs and contribute to learning, but must be managed such that disrespect of opinions does not make learning difficult for everyone. This workshop addresses how to convey the meaning of respect to students. It will share specific instructional strategies, including case-based methods that can be used to challenge ideas in any discipline and context. It will also explore concepts of academic freedom, and how the Carolinian Creed can function to support instruction. Bring your issues and ideas to share in this interactive (and civil) session!
About the Facilitator
Ed Munn Sanchez joined the Honors College from the Philosophy Department in 2006. Ed's primary academic area is social and political philosophy. He is particularly interested in how democracy works in technologically sophisticated societies and the role that universities as institutions play in maintaining democracy in these societies. Ed teaches courses on Social and Political Philosophy, Civility in the Public Sphere, and Authenticity: How to Live a Good Life and Be True to Yourself, as well as advises Engineering, Physics, and Spanish majors in the Honors College.