This course uses Intergroup dialogue as a tool and a method to continue to learn about self, unlearn racist beliefs and ideologies, and to begin to create spaces for children and adults to address racial and structural inequality. In this course, you will learn to dialogue about difficult issues around race without falling into the debate trap, communicate across differences, build capacity for creating change and learn to apply the four stages of Intergroup dialogue.
We focus on levels 1, 2, and 3 of the Intergroup Dialogue model in this course. French et. al (2020), argue that Intergroup dialogue is an effective pedagogical strategy to promote social justice in adult education. We pull on the critical theories, methods, and frameworks embedded in intergroup dialogue to move you to a deeper level of engagement with self, others, and societal structures. At the end of the course, you will walk away knowing how to hold a dialogic space and the basics of using intergroup dialogue frameworks for difficult conversations in the classroom and beyond.