Teaching in the "Post-Truth" Era

Description: In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries famously named “post-truth” its word of the year. “Post-Truth”—“denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”—is often invoked in conversations about contemporary politics. But what does it mean to live and teach in a “post-truth” era? To what extent has the "post-truth" environment affected the college classroom? Should our approaches to teaching change in the current political world, and in what ways? What effect has the “post-truth” climate had on teaching and learning here at Notre Dame? Featuring four Notre Dame faculty panelists and geared toward instructors in the humanities and social sciences, “Teaching in the Post-Truth Era” attempts to formulate answers to these questions and others.
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