The Rubicon

Judging peers on a lack of knowledge prevents the deepening of conversation

Mari Knudson, In-Depth Editor

March 12, 2015

Students sit around a Harkness table, nervously glancing at each other in silence until a confident few speak up. However, as those few students finish speaking, the conversation dies off for lack of new insights. This common situation often arises after a controversial question is posed in classrooms....