From the Bible to Walt Whitman to the history of China, and from architecture to national security to clinical trials, HarvardX’s fall offerings feature a broad range of disciplines.
Salman Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, explained his vision for online learning during a GSE Askwith Forum.
The essentials of good teaching and learning took the stage at the second annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching conference.
Noam Chomsky on Wednesday joined Bruno della Chiesa, a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in an Askwith Forum covering the legacy of the radical Brazilian educator Paulo Freire (1921-1997) and his 1968 book, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”
Civil Rights activist James Meredith, who famously fought to be admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi in 1962, received the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s highest honor when he was awarded its Medal for Education Impact during its recent convocation.
Every spring, high-achieving high school seniors around the country play the college admissions game in the lead-up to the May 1 decision deadline. Research by Christopher Avery of HKS research shows that many poor but promising students are sitting out.
Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology, and Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, met to interview each other about their research, influences, and interests.
During a discussion at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, two former members of the Marine Corps discussed how their rigorous training and military careers prepared them for their current roles in education, and how those lessons can translate more broadly to the education sector.
Inspired by Harvard College, Trinity College Dublin will pilot a holistic model for admissions.
During remarks at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Marian Wright Edelman, president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, addressed ways to combat violence in schools.
Former dropout and wild child L. Todd Rose, an unconventional learner, is blazing new trails at the Ed School and has written a book about his journey, called “Square Peg.”
A panel of leading thinkers shared five visions of education’s future during an Askwith Forum on Tuesday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The scenarios ranged widely, from redefining the function of schools and teachers to adopting learning models from other nations.
During Washington visit, Harvard President Drew Faust tells business, policy, and diplomatic leaders that they should maintain a strong research partnership between the federal government and higher educational institutions.
Author and educator Doug Lemov told a packed audience Thursday in the Harvard Graduate School of Education that specific, concrete techniques, readily learned, can help to transform good teachers into great ones.
In a discussion at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, a panel of education experts examined how the election results will impact education reform at the federal, state, and local levels.
“The biggest factor in determining how much students learn isn’t class size or standardized testing, but the quality of their teachers,” said Atul Gawande in a Harvard Graduate School of Education talk on ways teaching can be improved through coaching.
Harvard has rolled out its first two courses on the new digital education platform edX, with more than 100,000 learners worldwide signing on.
Joel Klein, the former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Monday, outlining his plan for a “transformative” approach to the country’s ailing primary and secondary education system.
A new study on the impact of school vouchers on college enrollments shows that the percentage of African-American students who enrolled part time or full time in college by 2011 was 24 percent higher for those who had won a school voucher lottery and used their voucher to attend a private school.
After the Supreme Court announced it will hear a major case on affirmative action in October, Harvard joined 13 other universities to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting considerations of race in college admissions.
Led by members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and faculty from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, 83 teachers from around the world convened at Harvard last weekend for workshops and discussions to explore how the arts can help engage students across a range of subjects.
EdX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and launched in May, announced today the addition of the University of California, Berkeley, to its platform.
U.S. ranks 25th out of 49 countries in student test-score gains over a 14-year period, report three scholars at Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Munich.
From the $40 million Hauser gift to support teaching and learning initiatives to the recent announcement of the global online platform edX, Harvard tackled the future of higher education head-on in 2011-12. As the University’s 375th anniversary draws to a close, the Gazette asked some prescient professors: “What’s the one big idea that will transform teaching and learning before Harvard celebrates its 400th?”