Future of Education webinar: Steve Hargadon and Kieran Egan on Learning in Depth
This event is cross-posted from Steve Hargadon's Future of Education website.
Join Steve Hargadon Tuesday, July 26th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Kieran Egan, director of the Imaginative Education Research Group. Dr. Egan's work focuses on a new educational theory and its implications for a changed curriculum, teaching practices, and the institution of the school. He is the author of over 20 books, including the newly-published Learning in Depth.
“Learning in Depth” is a simple though radical innovation in curriculum and instruction designed to ensure that all students become experts about something during their school years. Each child is given a particular topic to learn about through her or his whole school career, in addition to the usual curriculum, and builds a personal portfolio on the topic. To the surprise of many, children usually take to the program with great enthusiasm, and within a few months LiD begins to transform their experience as learners. The program usually takes about an hour a week, with the students working outside school time increasingly.
Steve Hargadon also interviewed Dr. Egan last year, and that recording links for that interview can be found at http://www.stevehargadon.com/2010/12/live-tuesday-dec-7th-with-kieran-egan.html.
Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page: http://www.learncentral.org/event/165066