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NEASC Annual Conference and Showcase
Dates: December 5-6, 2019
Location: Marriott Hotel, One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 USA
Thursday, December 5 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Metacognition and Citizenship: Thinking About Our Thinking About Uncomfortable Thoughts

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As academic institutions increasingly prioritize the development of a more global and rounded student citizenship, respective departments are obliged to teach material that contains and provokes uncomfortable ideas, themes, narratives and experiences. This session will consider how teachers might evaluate their own thinking processes, and the metacognitive processes of their students, to create spaces where uncomfortable discussions may be more comfortably approached. Why do students and teachers sometimes balk at discussions of sex, sexuality, gender, race, socio-economic disparity, politics and religion, for example? How can we meta-cognitively manage ourselves, our pedagogy and our classrooms to produce the nuanced, constructive and candid discussion that will help students to understand, listen to, and process that which is often shied away from?

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Lawrence Court

Head of the English Department, Westminster School
A native of Great Britain, Lawrence majored in English Literature at Durham University before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at The University of Aberdeen.Lawrence began his career at Oundle School in Peterborough, England. From 2009 to 2012, he worked at Eton College... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

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