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Am I Humble? Are You Humble?

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Benjamin Meagher

 If one were to boil the concept of civil public discourse down into a single idea, it may be this: avoid ad hominems. Ideas should be debated, scrutinized, and questioned, but the people making these arguments should be listened to honestly, respected, and treated with dignity. But is it possible for people to listen to
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How To Build A Safer Internet

Posted on 18 November 2019 by Natalie Alana Ashton

Earlier this year, the UK government consulted on an Online Harms White Paper that proposes a new model of social media regulation. The response to the consultation was lukewarm at best, and a consistent theme is that the white paper lacks a robust theoretical underpinning. The Carnegie UK Trust identify “an emphasis on detail” without
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Addressing ethical dilemmas in teaching for intercultural citizenship: the role of IH and conviction

Posted on 4 November 2019 by Manuela Wagner

By Michael Byram  and    Manuela Wagner In the last two blog entries we took a first look at the relationship between teaching for intercultural citizenship (applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes of intercultural competence to solve real world problems in the here and now), intellectual humility (owning the limitations of one’s knowledge), and understanding
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The role of conviction in intercultural competence/citizenship

Posted on 21 October 2019 by Manuela Wagner

In the previous blog we investigated the relationship between intellectual humility (owning the limitations of one’s knowledge) and intercultural citizenship (applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes of intercultural competence to solve real world problems in the here and now). The importance of becoming intercultural citizens, we argue, lies in the complexity of “wicked” problems of
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