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I think kids have always been that way (at least I was). The difference is nobody enabled me and I learned that I should expect to be challenged on my views by older and more experienced people. These kids are not being challenged and it's such a shame. Half of what you learn in college is just learning that it's OK to be wrong.

[–] SecondSkin 8 points Edited

I had a modern studies teacher who adapted his own version of the coloured hat exercise. Every week he made us rotate tables to a new political party and argue the class discussion topic from the perspective of a candidate from said political party (Scotland, so many more political parties than US). It didn’t matter which we agreed with, just that we learned to see the strengths and weaknesses in each and use them within the debate. We were all horrified initially (because in poor Scottish working class towns hating Tories is a sign you belong) but it was a valuable lesson to learn.