Proposal Title

How Our Teaching May Change Students' Political Attitudes

Proposal Abstract

Two goals in the profession of teaching are 1) to relay effectively information to students and 2) to give students a solid foundation to form a world view. However, many of us do not want to inculcate students with our own ideologies. Rather, we want to provide good science and critical thinking skills that enable students to formulate their own positions. These aspirations and concerns, however, beg the question: is there a correlation between non-advocacy content knowledge and shifts in political attitudes. Using pre- and post-surveys and classroom lectures and projects, we will explore with the audience this correlation. We will also balance this with a summary of our research findings on this same subject.

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Room 1909

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 11th, 10:00 AM Mar 11th, 10:45 AM

How Our Teaching May Change Students' Political Attitudes

Room 1909

Two goals in the profession of teaching are 1) to relay effectively information to students and 2) to give students a solid foundation to form a world view. However, many of us do not want to inculcate students with our own ideologies. Rather, we want to provide good science and critical thinking skills that enable students to formulate their own positions. These aspirations and concerns, however, beg the question: is there a correlation between non-advocacy content knowledge and shifts in political attitudes. Using pre- and post-surveys and classroom lectures and projects, we will explore with the audience this correlation. We will also balance this with a summary of our research findings on this same subject.