Friends Education Conference at Moses Brown School ~ October 13, 2017
Discerning Truth in a Post-Fact World: A Friends Education Conference for Librarians and Educators
Keynote speakers – Fritz Weiss, New England Yearly Meeting Presiding Clerk, psychotherapist and consulting educator (K-12); Michael Patrick Lynch, Professor of Philosophy at University of Connecticut and Director of Humanities Institute, and principal investigator for the Humility and Conviction in Public Life.
Faculty-led workshops / Peer group discussions
The workshop is open to Middle and High School teachers and Librarians from New England, though all are welcome!
To register: https://goo.gl/forms/FjCWsQb9ghSTl5ax1
Students are living and learning in an information landscape in which clicks and shares have become measures of authority, public individuals aren’t held accountable for false statements, and it’s too easy to stay sealed in our own individual “echo chambers.” What challenges does this “post-truth” era present for educators? How do we define Truth? And what do Quaker pedagogy and practice have to offer those teaching and learning in this environment?
Registration will be on a first come first serve basis and will be limited to 75 people. Registration includes two keynote speakers, the opportunity to choose two of our 14 dynamic workshop offerings, lunch, and peer collaboration and discussion. We hope you’ll join us.