Social Justice Frameworks in Action


  • Michael Dorsch, School of Public Policy 
  • Marie-Pierre Granger, School of Public Policy, International Relations, Legal Studies 
  • Simon Rippon, Philosophy Department 
  • Tamara Steger, Environmental Sciences and Policy Department 

Pedagogical Support: 

  • Helga Dorner/Sally Schwager, Center for Teaching and Learning 
  • Ian Cook, PhD, Research Fellow CMDS, CTL Affiliate, CEU Alumni 

Teaching Assistants: 

  • Marko Konjovic, Doctoral Student, Philosophy Department
  • Felipe Gonzalez Santos, Doctoral Student, Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations 
  • Anna Varfolomeeva, Doctoral Student, Environmental Sciences and Policy

Course description: 

This seminar explores leading research and exemplary practices regarding how scholars can facilitate inquiry-based, student-centered discussions at the core of university teaching. It addresses questions about what constitutes a good discussion in various academic fields and how discussion leaders can structure discussions to promote complex questioning and deep understanding. It addresses discussion as a fundamental element in all teaching, including large-group teaching through interactive lecturing and small-group discussions in class. Doctoral students in the seminar develop discussion strategies appropriate to their academic disciplines and receive critical feedback from the instructor and the members of the seminar.