Askwith Forum: Innovations in Teaching with Robert Kegan and Meira Levinson


Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Harvard Graduate School of Education, Askwith Hall, Longfellow Hal,l 13 Appian Way

Faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Education are pushing the boundaries of how we learn and teach, both inside and outside of traditional Harvard classrooms. HGSE faculty members Robert Kegan and Meira Levinson will share some of the innovations in learning they are actively developing. Kegan, a leading expert on learning in adulthood, is creating HGSE's first edX course with his colleague and co-author, Lisa Lahey. Kegan and Lahey's ITCx is the first "transformational-learning" Massively Open Online Course (MOOC).  Kegan's work takes on a fascinating question: how can a digital learning experience create the conditions for deep and lasting personal transformation and development? Levinson, a political theorist and former urban middle-school teacher, is developing a new kind of case-study discussion for the field of education. Using what she calls normative case studies, Levinson is creating new ways for educators and scholars to explore complex moral dilemmas and strengthen their capacities to enact justice in schools. Both faculty members are piloting approaches to learning meant to transform the way we see our world and act within it each day.

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