Philosophy and Practice of Collaborative Deliberation
This seminar is designed to help students deepen their understanding of the values of collaborative deliberation through the practice of dialogical inquiry. Students learn what conditions are necessary for constructive dialogue, and develop their attitudes and skills for participating in communicative deliberation. They will also explore the importance of collective thinking in public decision processes by studying the cases of democratic decision processes.
The aim of this seminar is to strengthen students' understanding of the importance of collaborative deliberation through the practice of dialogical inquiry. The major expectations are: 1) students demonstrate their ability to participate in constructive dialogues, and 2) students deepen their understanding of the value of collaborative deliberation in public decision processes. Both individual and group works will be involved in this course.
Safety and community
Developing a community of inquiry
Thinking and communicating
Thinking and feeling
Habits of mind
Different modes of thinking
Democratic decision processes
Philosophy of deliberative democracy
Handouts will be distributed in class.
Attendance, Participation (60%)
The contents of the course may change depending on students' abilities and needs. The class will be mostly given in English. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities such as paired and group discussions. Reading and writing assignments will be given.