Creating Safe Spaces

Dealing with challenging and/or controversial issues can lead to strong emotional (and sometimes very personal) responses from learners. It is important that educators/facilitators are able to support learning communities to engage with these issues in a caring, but still critical manner. This activity looks at how active consideration and co-creation of a ‘safe space’ can be an effective way to achieve this.

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Created: Mar 4, 2019

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

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