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ISABC Pro-D Day 2014, St George’s School

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Friday, February 7 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Becoming Human: Harkness Education in the English Classroom FULL

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The purpose of this one-hour workshop is to introduce participants to the teaching strategies that were created at Philips Exeter Academy by Dr. Lewis Perry and Edward Harkness.
In a Harkness classroom, students are required to come to class prepared to participate in discussion based, collaborative learning experiences. There are no lectures. Students learn to interact with others, listen carefully, and speak respectfully. In their exploration of literary and visual texts, they are also challenged to work, collectively, through the fear of being wrong in the pursuit of important ideas.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR NO MORE THAN 12 PARTICIPANTS.

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Heather Nolan-Wood

I have been an English teacher for 10 years and have taught in public and independent schools in Canada and abroad.  I have been an IB coordinator and have worked in schools with AP and GCSE curriculum.  However, the greatest shift in my teaching came from contemplating a piece of furniture: the Harkness table.   I am excited to share my understanding and experiences with Harkness education and how it has made my classroom a... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

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