Summary of Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World

As alt-right ideology spreads worldwide, teachers and students develop skills to learn about respect and diversity of thoughts.

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In today’s “post-truth world,” how can educators teach empathy and protect freedom of speech?


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Educators face a new challenge: In today’s “post-truth” environment, the Internet exposes young people to sometimes repugnant ideologies with which previous generations would never have had contact. Associate professor of people, organizations and society at the Grenoble École de Management, Michelle Mielly explores ways teachers can cultivate empathy and help students better understand their biases. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this analysis to educators seeking innovative ways to help their students learn to speak and listen to each other.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the “post-truth world” is affecting education,
  • Why educators need to cultivate empathy in their students and
  • Which activities can shine a light on hidden biases.


To survive in the “post-truth” era, students must learn to think critically and challenge the myriad ideologies they encounter while navigating social media, news outlets and the Internet. David Simas – White House political director under the Obama administration – says a new “permission structure” ...
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About the Author

Michelle Mielly is an US-born educator, researcher and consultant focusing on cultural issues. She’s worked on youth development and sustainable development projects in Costa Rica and Ivory Coast.

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