Definitions for teach-in
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a prolonged session of lectures, discussions, etc., on a topical issue, as one organized by faculty members at a college or university as a medium of social protest.
Origin of teach-in:
an extended session (as on a college campus) for lectures and discussion on an important and usually controversial issue
An extended session of lectures or discussions on controversial topics as a form of protest.
A teach-in is similar to a general educational forum on any complicated issue, usually an issue involving current political affairs. The main difference between a teach-in and a seminar is the refusal to limit the discussion to a specific frame of time or an academic scope of the topic. Teach-ins are meant to be practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. While they include experts lecturing on the area of their expertise, discussion and questions from the audience are welcome. "Teach ins" were popularized during the U.S. government's involvement in Vietnam. As an example, a teach-in at the University of Michigan in May 1965 began with a discussion of the Vietnam war draft and ended with the logistics of a takeover of the University.
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