|Deliberation includes ... a process of shared research and investigation where participants give in-depth consideration to assumptions and rationales that inform multiple perspectives and positions. While weighing the tradeoffs between different positions, participants listen to each other's viewpoints and formulate a personal position. The Deliberation Process ... eliminates the kind of chaos that is frequent in unstructured discussions and emphasizes good critical thinking skills. Participants have many opportunities to see the importance of considering all viewpoints. Deliberation provides students with a framework for dealing with future issues and decision-making. A Teacher's Role in Deliberation includes ... igniting students interest in a deliberation topic, guiding their research, creating an environment conducive to deliberation and monitoring the quality of the actual deliberative process.
Integrating International and Civic Education (IICE)
Project of Indiana University-Center for the Study of Global Change
Partnered with the Indiana Department of Education &
Choices for the 21st Century Education Program Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University
Funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York