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Teaching Practical Wisdom

In Plato’s dialogues we find the idea that virtue is a skill, a craft, an art of living. The knowledge of how to live well, in both a civic and an ethical sense, is not merely theoretical but also practical; it involves both knowing that and knowing how. Much academic teaching focuses on cultivating know-that,

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Harvard Horizons 2014

The Harvard Horizons experience will culminate in the much-anticipated Harvard Horizons Symposium, tomorrow evening at 4:15pm in Sanders Theater. Presented by GSAS and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard Horizons is a showcase of the interesting research being performed by Harvard's graduate students. We hope you will join us; in the meantime, we've compiled this sneak peek!

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Harvard Horizons 2014

What's smarter than a room full of PhD students? Find out on April 22nd!



The Bok Center is proud to support Harvard Horizons, an initiative to showcase the research and support the professional development of PhD students at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Mentoring for the new class of scholars Read more about Harvard Horizons 2014

Fall Teaching Conference 2013

FTC 2013

Registration is open for the 2013 Fall Teaching Conference. Open to graduate students teaching at any level at Harvard, the conference will cover topics ranging from beginning teaching at Harvard through multimedia production for the classroom, and helping struggling students.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both conference days. Read more about Fall Teaching Conference 2013

The Bok Center Congratulates Diane Paulus

We at the Derek Bok Center would like to add our voices to the chorus as we congratulate Diane Paulus on her best direction of a musical win at the Tony Awards on Sunday night.

Paulus was awarded a Tony for best direction of a musical for her work on the American Repertory Theater's production of "Pippin." In addition to the award for best direction of a musical, "Pippin" was also recognized Read more about The Bok Center Congratulates Diane Paulus

Research Assignment RX

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We've all been there: you've handed out the research assignment. Your students have begun working on it. But there's a snag Read more about Research Assignment RX