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How to depolarize your students

Political polarization leads to distrust. In universities, this can lead to conflict or silence in classes and hinder learning and engagement. Faculty members and leaders can promote depolarization by encouraging constructive dialogue in and out of class, cultivating viewpoint diversity within boundaries and expanding civic spaces.

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Correspondence to Sigal Ben-Porath.

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The author serves as the faculty director of the SNF Paideia programme at the University of Pennsylvania, for which she receives financial compensation.

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Ben-Porath, S. How to depolarize your students. Nat Hum Behav 8, 186–189 (2024).

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