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Reflective Practice Large Group Meeting Resources, 2016-2017: Teaching Sensitive Topics

Door Prize Books

Brookfield, S. D., & Preskill, S. (2016). The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking. John Wiley & Sons.

Zwiers, J., & Crawford, M. (2011). Academic conversations: Classroom talk that fosters critical thinking and content understandings. Stenhouse Publishers.

Books in IUP Libraries

  • Brookfield, S., & Preskill, S. (1999). Discussion as a way of teaching: Tools and techniques for university teachers. McGraw-Hill Education.
                                Call no. LB2331 .B679 2005
  •  Zwiers, J., & Crawford, M. (2011). Academic conversations: Classroom talk that fosters critical thinking and content understandings. Stenhouse Publishers. Call No. LB1590.3 .Z94 2011

Journal Articles

  • Mummert, S. J., Policastro, C., & Payne, B. K. (2014). Revictimization Through Education: Does Learning About Victimization Lead to Anxiety and Identification as a Victim Among College Students?. Journal Of Criminal Justice Education, 25(4), 435-451. doi:10.1080/10511253.2014.965409Collins, A. (2013). Teaching Sensitive Topics: Transformative Pedagogy in a Violent Society. Alternation Special Edition, 9, 128-149.
  • Crosby, D. B. (2012). Meeting the Challenge: Teaching Sensitive Subject Matter. Journal of Effective Teaching, 12(2), 91-104.
  • Dalton, D. (2010). ‘Crime, Law and Trauma’: A Personal Reflection on the Challenges and Rewards of Teaching Sensitive Topics to Criminology students. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 2(3), 1-18.
  • Johnson, H. A. (1990). Humor as an Innovative Method for Teaching Sensitive Topics. Educational Gerontology: An International Quarterly, 16(6), 547-559.
  • Kennedy, K. (2014). The case in favour of educating medical students about sexual violence. Medical Teacher, 36(3), 267-268.
  • Kennedy, K. M., & Scriver, S. (2016). Recommendations for teaching sensitive topics in forensic and legal medicine in the context of medical education pedagogy. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 44, 192-195.
  • Lowe, Pam, and Helen Jones. Teaching and learning sensitive topics. (2010): 1-7. Retrieved from
  • Lowe, P. (2015). Lessening sensitivity: student experiences of teaching and learning sensitive issues. Teaching in Higher Education, 20(1), 119-129.
  • Multhaup, K. S. (2005). A Multicomponent Approach to Teaching Sensitive Topics: Elder Abuse as an Example. Teaching of Psychology, 32(4), 261­263.   
  • Neumann, S. L. (2005). Creating a" safe zone" for sexual minority students in the psychology classroom. Teaching of Psychology, 32(2), 121-123.
  • Pazzani, L. (2015). Do No Harm: Sexual Assault as an Academic Topic. Sexual Assault Report, 19(2), 17­30.     
  • Walters, A. S., & Hayes, D. M. (2007). Teaching about Sexuality: Balancing Contradictory Social Messages with Professional Standards. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2(2), 27-49.