Title

3 Hats Debate

Type of Presentation

Individual presentation

Brief Description of Presentation

This curricular strategy focuses on three major social justice issues which take place globally, nationally, and/or locally. The three issues chosen are explained further using short video profiles, which briefly explain the major individuals involved in the topic and the nature of the issue itself. Once all 3 issues are delineated via video profile, audience members are given a choice of which topic they’d like to write about. Upon choosing their topic, participants are invited to write in three different roles. These roles are vastly divergent from one another, and approach the issue from multiple perspectives.

Abstract of Proposal

Helping students see themselves as conscious global citizens, is a challenge in education today. The narcissistic nature of our world has negatively impacted students’ social justice consciousness. The 3 Hats Debate format is a multimedia presentation, developed to heighten student awareness of larger issues through an engaging yet informative platform. From a writing standpoint, this strategy helps students understand and internalize social issues from multiple perspectives, which can aid them in developing argument or opinion based writing pieces that are authentic, thoughtful, and comprehensive.

For example, one of the topics explored is the Rowan County Kentucky, Clerk worker Kim Davis and her refusal to issue same sex marriage license to Rowan County citizens. Participants who chose this topic are instructed to write from the perspective of a Rowan community member, a co-worker of Kim Davis, and one of the same sex couples denied a marriage license that day. Once participants are done with the writing activity which takes no longer than 15 minutes. We discuss and reflect on the process of speaking in another voice, and the challenges that we face in doing this practice. Ultimately, participants will discuss how this kind of strategy can aid students in not only their writing development but their social consciousness as 21st century citizens.

Location

Coastal Georgia Center

Start Date

3-26-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

3-26-2016 4:00 PM

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3 Hats Debate

Coastal Georgia Center

Helping students see themselves as conscious global citizens, is a challenge in education today. The narcissistic nature of our world has negatively impacted students’ social justice consciousness. The 3 Hats Debate format is a multimedia presentation, developed to heighten student awareness of larger issues through an engaging yet informative platform. From a writing standpoint, this strategy helps students understand and internalize social issues from multiple perspectives, which can aid them in developing argument or opinion based writing pieces that are authentic, thoughtful, and comprehensive.

For example, one of the topics explored is the Rowan County Kentucky, Clerk worker Kim Davis and her refusal to issue same sex marriage license to Rowan County citizens. Participants who chose this topic are instructed to write from the perspective of a Rowan community member, a co-worker of Kim Davis, and one of the same sex couples denied a marriage license that day. Once participants are done with the writing activity which takes no longer than 15 minutes. We discuss and reflect on the process of speaking in another voice, and the challenges that we face in doing this practice. Ultimately, participants will discuss how this kind of strategy can aid students in not only their writing development but their social consciousness as 21st century citizens.