Course Keys **** In a class focused upon mitigating alienative conflicts --- it can be helpful to survey the class to find the issues and/or conflicts over values, ideals, behaviors, causes, etc. --- regarding which there are class members interested and/or concerned; and facilitate the formation of teams of two to four students to with diverse views - - - to cooperate in writing statements describing their various points of view on chosen Alienative-Conflicts of mutual interest. The over-all-focus should be on seeking to agree within the team about how participant/victims in each chosen Alienative- Conflict, might move towards cooperating in efforts to Mitigate-their-own-Alienative-Conflicts. Part of the efforts may helpfully focus upon what are regarded by team members as important differences regarding: facts, values, goals, ideals, means, justice, rights, responsibilities, duties, etc. Team members may helpfully include their perceptions of each other, in regards to how each one views the issues and/or conflicts. Team members need to be aware that pure-objectivity in these regards may not be possible and/or desirable. Reflexive-perceptions of issues, conflicts and each other --- which are not objective, may need to play central roles in these efforts. Polarizations and dichotomizations regarding what ideals, values, virtues, principles, etc. - - - should be held in the highest esteem, will need to be avoided to the greatest extent possible. To be able to help others in people's efforts to Mitigate-their-own-Alienative-Conflicts--- we need to be able to engage in open and honest dialogues with each other about what such Alienative-Conflicts "look-like" from the perspective of people who are positioned in various places within the Alienative-Conflicts; and to describe to each other's satisfaction what the reflexive realities "look- like" from those different "Points-of-View". As in "Model-UN Exercises", students may seek to represent people at the poles of current Alienative-Conflicts; then reverse roles; then critique the: contentions, assumptions, attitudes, lacks-of-coherence, authenticity and integrity in the representations presented by each other as regards: positions, attitudes, assumptions, reasoning, logic, etc. Polarizations regarding what ideals, values and virtues should-be-held-in-highest-esteem --- might also be the focus of efforts to represent and critique descriptions offered from the point of view of basing personal and/or communal decisions about setting priorities --- narrowly upon: 1. Personal antipathy and emotions, or 2. Prejudices against particular groups of persons, or 3. Particular traditions and habits of a particular culture, or 4. The Logic and/or Reasoning affirmed within a particular paradigm, or 5. Some set of Absolute: Prescriptions/Proscriptions, or 6. Personal-Loyalty to some charismatic leader, or 7. A particular set of Religious: Doctrines, Rituals, Transitions Leaders; or 8. A particular person or group's way of interpreting their honored Scriptures, or 9. Some highly mathematical/computational way of viewing all realities, or 10. Economic-Systems which take: Greed, Concentrations-of-Wealth, and Concentrations-of-Power --- for granted; or 11. The points of view of supporters of Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complexes; and of supportive Corporations, or 12. The Visions, Dreams, Aspirations and Fantasies of an Off-of-the-Main-Stream Religious-Group. All of the above efforts will need to be engaged in to help participants in turn help other people to cooperate in the work of Mitigating-their-Own-Alienative-Conflicts with their Alieantive-Fruits.