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Institute for Democracy & Higher Education

IDHE Report: A Dizzying Three Weeks of Teachable Moments

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education distills some of its research knowledge, expertise, and perspectives into IDHE Reports that address pressing issues in democracy and in higher education. The reports offer valuable insights for leaders and educators who are committed to improving colleges students’ political learning and engagement.

In “A Dizzying Three Weeks of Teachable Moments,” published in February 2017, IDHE Director Nancy Thomas and Program Administrator Adam Gismondi discuss how pressing political issues can serve as starting points for purposeful, educational classroom and co-curricular conversations , and provide additional readings, sources, and discussion questions.