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Sample Questions for Divisive Issues


Dialogic questions intend to draw out personal stories around to the discussion topic. They help make student engagement deeper, more curious, and more complex, thereby fostering deeper, more curious, more complex engagement with the course content.

This resource offers some examples of questions used in classroom dialogues on potentially divisive issues:

  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Guns
  • Partisanship