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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.

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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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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” has emerged wherein individuals can circumvent traditional authority figures such as religious heads, top-tier journalists and political party leaders. Developing compassion and respect will help ensure young people can enjoy their right to the freedom of speech, even when their...


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