Welcome to the A112 Café Café Etiquette: 1. Focus on what matters. 2. Contribute to the conversation. 3. Speak your mind and heart. 4. Listen to understand. 5. Show respect to alternative viewpoints. 6. Link and connect ideas for deeper insight. 7. Write down your thoughts/brainstorming on the table – doodle and draw your thoughts if needed! 8. Have fun! *Initially you will have 30 minutes to prepare your topic. Each rotation after that will have approximately 15 minutes – not everyone will get to all tables. Directions: 1. Read allowed the question/statement posed at your table. 2. Discuss - Where do you stand? What are both sides to the situation? 3. Your group needs to create three probing questions that must be investigated in order to gain a deeper understanding of various aspects of the topic. 4. Subdivide your group approximately in half. One half of the group takes one viewpoint on the topic and the other half takes an opposing viewpoint. Locate one source of information that further explores the viewpoint your smaller group explored. Use the 5x8 index cards on your table to create a source card for your source. Leave the source cards on your table for the groups that visit your table. 5. After the initial table talk, you will rotate to another table in which you skim over the sources provided by the original group and discuss the topic presented. Read the questions and comments left by the previous group(s) and then add your comments 6. Homework: REFLECTION REFLECTION: A. Which topic did you find most interesting and why? Answer the following questions on the topic you referenced in part A. B. Write down your position/opinion. C. Write down one thoughtful or insightful comment from a fellow classmate. D. After engaging in discussion on the topic, how has your opinion/position/thinking changed as a result of the conversation? *Copy and paste into a Google Doc. Answer the questions, print, and turn in next class. Table One: Education Select one of the following to discuss: 1. Should engineers pay less for college than English majors? 2. How would you feel about a computer grading your essays? Table Two: Technology Should what you say/post on social media be grounds for school punishment or being fired from a job? Table Three: Art Is graffiti art? Table Four: Gender Do parents have different standards for their sons than for their daughters? Table Five: Sports Is it offensive for sports teams to use Native American names and mascots? Table Six: Politics What is more important: national security or individual privacy?