New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Discerning Truth in a Post-Fact World: A Friends Education Conference

Date

Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day)

Location

250 Lloyd Avenue
Providence , RI
Rhode Island

About

We are delighted to tell you the registration is now open for the 3rd regional Friends Education Conference: Discerning Truth in a Post-Fact World. Attached is the updated flyer detailing the conference to share with others, and here is the link to registration. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis and will be limited to 75 people. Registration includes two keynote speakers, the opportunity to choose two of our 14 dynamic workshop offerings, lunch and peer collaboration and discussion. We hope you’ll join us.

Students are living and learning in an information landscape in which clicks and shares have become measures of authority, public individuals aren’t held accountable for false statements, and it’s too easy to stay sealed in echo chambers. In the classroom and in homes, students can access facts and answers in a second with the use of technology; it’s easier than ever to access information but harder than ever to think, know, and pursue truth. We will explore how can we teach students to listen for truth in themselves and seek it out in others. What challenges does the “post-truth” era present for educators? How do we define truth? And what do Quaker pedagogy and practice have to offer those teaching and learning in this environment?

The day will include a keynote by Michael Patrick Lynch, UConn Professor of Philosophy; Speaker Fritz Weiss, NEYM presiding clerk, faculty-led workshops, and peer group discussions.

Who should attend? Middle and high school teachers and librarians—but all are welcome!

RSVP information to come soon.

Questions? Please contact Lilly Simmers.

Contact Information

Contact: 
Lilly Simmers

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]