Facilitating Productive Encounters with Difference: A Visual Essay

  • Becky Shipe Rhode Island College


Advances in technology and global migration continue to provide people from all over the world with greater access to a diversity of personal and collective narratives. Children and teenagers are becoming more aware of how people in faraway places live, and they are more capable of sharing their narratives with one another. If students consciously choose to consider these different ways of knowing, or “difference,” the experience can potentially enhance self-awareness, promote creativity, and generate a more compassionate perspective on human similarities and diversities.