Helping Students Challenge Natural Categories
Summary: When analyzing something, one identifies how the parts of something relate to its whole.
Helping students question the "parts" and "wholes" in their lives can lead them to a more nuanced understanding of the world. Ask students to interview the people in their lives, to help reveal to them the variations that exist where they might have assumed uniformity. Experiences and examples of cross-culturalism can help students question the "given" categories in the world.