Faculty Lunch: Supporting Student-Directed Learning


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


50 Church St. 3rd Floor

Karen BrennanKaren Brennan, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Creating opportunities for students to have choice in and control over their learning is an essential component of designing powerful and meaningful learning experiences. Whether you are working with 10 students or 100 students, negotiating the balance of structure and freedom in the classroom is complex. Associate Professor Karen Brennan will facilitate an interactive session in which we will explore our different teaching contexts and strategies for supporting student-directed learning. To ground this collective work, she will share examples from her teaching practice, a high-enrollment course at HGSE in which students pursue independent projects.

Highlights from Karen Brennan's Lunch