Analytica Unit 8: Palestinian‐ Israeli Conflict

magining the Preferred Future
Unit 8: Palestinian‐ Israeli Conflict
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of true knowledge regarding cultures and history other than one’s own have led to discord,
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Day 7:
Panel Discussion – InternaOonal Students – Faculty of PoliOcal Science and InternaOonal
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  1. 1. Analytica Unit 8: Palestinian‐ Israeli Conflict magining the Preferred Future Unit 8: Palestinian‐ Israeli Conflict What is the PalesOnian‐Israeli conflict? Suppose that you are a member of the United NaOons Security Council. Define what is commonly termed a two‐state soluOon? What is the proximity of the West Bank and Gaza to Israel? Who claims Jerusalem? What is the history of the conflict? First you must know how to apply human judgments to reach conclusions which are derived from a large set of complex data, of evidence and assump‐ Oons. Then you must visualize or imagine a soluOon based upon the evidence and history of the conflict. Apply the science of analyOc reasoning described above and recommend three soluOons to this challenge. For the purpose of announcing your recommendaOons, design, implement, and analyze focus group interviews (from a panel of internaOonal students). Pull together PalesOnians and Israelis from the campus and local community in a focus group and present your recommendaOons. Revise your recommendaOons. Prepare to pod‐cast the focus group conversaOon/discourse on the project website. Write commentary and reflect on how your research and the focus group interacOon impacted your reasoning. Finally, how, if at all, is analyOcal reasoning necessarily collaboraOve? 51 Unit Descrip?on: The unit will introduce the students to criOcal thinking, scienOfic reasoning and analyOcal reasoning, which will be explored through researching the history of the conflict and by interfacing with the localglobal communiOes. The unit will provide the students with the opportunity of learning to determine the future through the applicaOon of analyOcal reasoning to real Ome issues. Unit Narra?ve: The global village we now live in puts us in contact with people across the globe. The United States of America is a melOng pot and meeOng point of mulOple cultures. In such a heterogeneous social setup, it is of primary importance to understand to tolerate and peacefully coexist with one another.
  2. 2. The lack of true knowledge regarding cultures and history other than one’s own have led to discord, discrimina‐ Oon, civil unrest and even wars. As global ciOzens in an age of informaOon technology, we are connected through mulOple sources such as mobile phones, social networking sites on the Internet, television, etc. InformaOon flows not only into our living rooms, but we are constantly exposed to news from around the world through updates on our phones, email, blogs, etc. Determining the authenOcity of the informaOon received to properly uOlize it to make judgment calls requires a definite understanding of the histories, cultures, tradiOons and beliefs of different people. The PalesOne‐Israeli conflict is one such issue which requires the applicaOon of analyOcal reasoning to provide a soluOon to the longest ongoing conflict in the world. The PalesOnian‐Israeli conflict has divided the world into two major groups and is also the cause of many poliOcal and social problems that encompass the Middle East in parOcular, but has far reaching implicaOons around the world. As the U.S. is the primary ally of Israel, the contempt that some fundamentally Islamic groups have against this naOon should propel students to explore this topic from various dimensions. Analytical Reasoning: Imagining the Preferred Future Unit 8: Pales?nian‐ Israeli Conflict What is the PalesOnian‐Israeli conflict? Suppose that you are a member of the United NaOons Security Council. Define what is commonly termed a two‐state soluOon? What is the proximity of the West Bank and Gaza to Israel? Who claims Jerusalem? What is the history of the conflict? First you must know how to apply human judgments to reach conclusions which are derived from a large set of complex data, of evidence and assump‐ Oons. Then you must visualize or imagine a soluOon based upon the evidence and history of the conflict. Apply the science of analyOc reasoning described above and recommend three soluOons to this challenge. For the purpose of announcing your recommendaOons, design, implement, and analyze focus group interviews (from a panel of internaOonal students). Pull together PalesOnians and Israelis from the campus and
  3. 3. local community in a focus group and present your recommendaOons. Revise your recommendaOons. Prepare to pod‐cast the focus group conversaOon/discourse on the project website. Write commentary and reflect on how your research and the focus group interacOon impacted your reasoning. Finally, how, if at all, is analyOcal reasoning necessarily collaboraOve? 51 4 week module/ 8 class module – Unit on Problem Solving in Compara?ve World Perspec?ve Day 1: What is thinking? What is criOcal thinking? What is reasoning? What is scienOfic reasoning? What is analyOcal reasoning? How do we apply criOcal thinking, scienOfic reasoning and analyOcal reasoning to “real world situa‐ Oons? What is PalesOnian – Israeli conflict? Suppose that you are a member of the United NaOons Security Council. Define what is commonly termed a two – state soluOon? What is the proximity of the West Bank and Gaza to Israel? Who claims? Jerusalem? What is the history of the conflict? Resources: The Miniature Guide to CriOcal Thinking Concepts and Tools by Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder A Miniature Guide for students and faculty to ScienOfic Thinking by Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder The Thinker’s Guide for Students on How to Study & Learn a discipline using criOcal thinking concepts and tools by Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder www.criOcalthinking.org Class meets in the Lab for online research. Day 2: PalesOne ‐ Demographics Israel ‐ Demographics What is a country? What is a NaOon? What is United NaOons? What is UN Security Council? What is Two – State SoluOon according to UN?
  4. 4. 52 Resources: www.un.org hIp://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/hinduism‐forum/188694‐indias‐jews‐original‐jews.html hIp://www.freemaninsOtute.com/Gallery/lemba.htm hIp://www.jogg.info/11/coffman.htm hIp://www.humanitas‐internaOonal.org/perezites/news/jewish‐dna‐nyOmes.htm NewYorker‐ctg0ieb62aacobearch4kbfo6jwtafwq@email.condenet.com Class meets in the Lab for online research. Day 3: What is the proximity of the West Bank and Gaza to Israel? Who claims Jerusalem? What is the history of the conflict? Resource: A History of the Israeli – PalesOnian Conflict by Mark A. Tessler hIp://books.google.com/books? hl=en&lr=&id=3kbU4BIAcrQC&oi=fnd&pg=PR11&dq=istrael+palesOne +history+of+conflict&ots=SzmZYwEb‐ f&sig=wogY3J1KOvzIdJBKTiM_kHRKUJY#v=onepage&q&f=false Class meets in the Lab for online research. Day 4: What is the proximity of the West Bank and Gaza to Israel? Who claims Jerusalem? What is the history of the conflict? 53 Resource: The Israel – PalesOne Conflict: one hundred years of war by James L. Gelvin hIp://books.google.com/books? hl=en&lr=&id=wfIFVze1MqQC&oi=fnd&pg=PR7&dq=istrael+palesOne +history+of+conflict&ots=4yiErKFLRC&sig=NxXycyz7Ir04CPOd‐ 8swLX5EtRI#v=onepage&q&f=false Class meets in the Lab for online research. Day 5: ApplicaOon of Human Judgment to reach conclusions Student ReflecOons based on Data Analyses Classroom MeeOng Each student will have 7 minutes to present findings Day 6: Conflict ResoluOon through applying the science of analyOc reasoning in groups Three groups – One soluOon each Classroom MeeOng
  5. 5. Day 7: Panel Discussion – InternaOonal Students – Faculty of PoliOcal Science and InternaOonal RelaOons (JSU, Millsaps, Belhaven, Mississippi College, Hinds, Tougaloo) hIp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTpf_jUXHyI&feature=related Podcast Day 8: Revisions based on recommendaOons Oral commentaries and reflecOons on how the research and focus group interacOon has impacted individual reasoning and development of resoluOon ‐ 12 minutes per group Is analyOcal reasoning necessarily collaboraOve? – A reflecOon

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