Lesson 1.1

This is a basic text block. There are a ton of other options you can choose from with WP Bakery, but it’s always good to establish some templates to save you time and make your courses more consistent.

Your courses seem to all have 4 main elements in common, so I went ahead and made templates for each:

  1. Header with Text
  2. Reflection Questions
  3. Reading Assignment
  4. Video
  5. Tabbed Content

I’ll place each in this example so you know how to use them. Please go through them and make sure you are happy with the design. I’d like to get an approval from you before I use them to build out the rest of the course. Thanks!

Section Title

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REFLECTION

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READING

Title   
by Author Name

VIDEO

Video Title
 by Author/Speaker Name

Definition

Wherein multiple perspectives engage with each other through dialogue and respectful challenge

Why

Engaging with people who hold a range of perspectives helps prevent confirmation bias by creating an environment that respectfully challenges held beliefs. This engagement of divergent and multiple perspectives provides opportunities to expand knowledge and produces novel solutions to problems. Exposure to the perspectives and arguments of others improves one’s understanding of others and of one’s self.

What does it look like

  • Conversations are substantive in content and productive in purpose.
  • Viewpoint diversity is an open inquiry of questions and shared ideas rooted in evidence.
  • It is practiced through a civil discourse of sharing and critiquing of ideas.
  • Dialogues with viewpoint diversity are constructive conversations resulting in a deeper understanding of the issue or idea for all parties involved.

Definition

Dialogue among people with varied ideas with the purpose of improving understanding

Why

Civil discourse builds and strengthens personal humility and critical thinking skills, providing the tools to engage with reasoned ideas and questions around charged topics. Through engaging with others and reflecting on both the conversation and one’s own beliefs and practices, civil discourse can build empathy and break down barriers between people, which further promotes understanding and collaboration. The open exchange of thoughts and ideas allows participants to develop solutions and/or alternatives to the challenges faced in democratic societies.

What does it look like

  • Conversations are substantive in content and productive in purpose.
  • Participants approach conversations with mutual respect and an open-mindedness to new ideas.
  • It is practiced through listening to every perspective with intent to understand, and critiquing ideas, not people.
  • It can take multiple forms, including peaceful protests, conversations, speeches, and debate.