DYSTOPIA–As part of its ongoing series on technology in the classroom, Dystopia College’s DAFT program (Developing Adequate Faculty Teaching) will next week present “Using Firearms to Stimulate Class Discussion in the Social Sciences.”
The facilitator for the session, Asst. Prof. of Political Science Ashton Gunner, says he has found that “looking down the barrel of an assault rifle can really get a student’s attention focused,” adding that, in his experience, even the most reticent student can find a voice when threatened with imminent death. “Fear is the most powerful motivator.”
Besides the obvious “stimulus aspects,” firearms have a “clear relevance to our society today,” so using them in the classroom is “like killing two terrorists with one round of ammo.”
Interested faculty members should contact Gunner to sign up. “Just shoot me an email,” he said.
T. Allen Culpepper