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an alternative way to increase diversity

An alternative way to develop and increase diversity of thought in a classroom, would be to replace the singularist pedagogy with a multiplist pedagogy. To teach students that there are multiple acceptable answers to a question. This educational scaffolding would better preserve diversity. However, not all interpretations of a problem or situation are admissible. Students need to learn criteria for determining which answers are admissible. In theory, an infinite number of acceptable interpretations exists. A multiplist aproach provides students with significantly more intellectual freedom than the traditional singularist style.

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