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Empowering Learners

Posted June 15, 2015
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They reach for the sky, bend to the floor, and balance on one foot. While the poses change, one constant remains, the look of joy on the faces of the children taking part in yoga exercises as part of Puentes Hacia El Futuro, the after-school tutoring and mentorship program run by the organization Puentes De […]

Children’s Book by Wendy Chen ’14 Grows out of Education Class

Posted February 12, 2015
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The Book of Growing, written by Wendy Chen ’14, illustrated by Jocelyn Tsaih, and edited by Rebecca Lee ’16, grew out of a curriculum created by Bryn Mawr students working in partnership with a class at the Phebe Anna Thorne School. As part of Alice Lesnick’s Education, Technology, and Society class, the students developed a […]

Follow Bryn Mawr Students and Professor Alice Lesnick in Ghana

Posted July 10, 2014
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Bryn Mawr students Alizeh Amer ‘16, Rebekah Adams ’15, and Ariana Hall ’17 are now more than half-way through their Dalun Community Fellowships in Ghana. Haverford Students Kathleen Tsai ’16 and Brandon Alston ’14 are also participating in the fellowship program, which is administered by Haverford’s Center for Peace and Global Citizenship. The students were […]

Experiential Learning and Community Connections

Posted May 28, 2014
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Praxis courses offer Bryn Mawr students high quality experiential learning  opportunities that combine concrete experience (doing), reflective observation (What happened?), abstract analysis (so what?), and active experimentation (now what?). Praxis is based upon the belief that knowledge is created through the transformation of experience and that it is valuable for some of that experience to […]

Piece on Needs of Low-Income Students Co-Written by Education Lecturer Appears on Washington Post Blog

Posted October 24, 2013

Heather Curl, a lecturer in the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Education Program, co-wrote a piece on the needs of low-income students that appeared in the Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet” blog on Oct. 18. From the blog: Our best schools are places where children learn about the world and begin to imagine life beyond their neighborhoods. They are […]

Ellen Vari ’13 Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Argentina

Posted March 28, 2013
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At age six, Ellen Vari ’13 was less than happy that her parents enrolled her in an elementary school across town with a partial-immersion Spanish program. “All the people that I knew up to that point were going to our neighborhood school, and I was going about 45 minutes away to a school with nobody […]

Professor of Education Alison Cook-Sather Returns from Residency at the University of Cambridge

Posted August 1, 2012
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Professor of Education and Coordinator of The Andrew W. Mellon Teaching and Learning Institute Alison Cook-Sather recently returned from her first residency as The Jean Rudduck Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Cook-Sather, who has been at the forefront of bringing student-voice research and practice into secondary-teacher preparation and college-faculty development, is the first […]

Sustainability 360° Offers Opportunity for Community Outreach Through Praxis

Posted March 15, 2012

When Bryn Mawr faculty members Victor Donnay, Carola Hein, and Jody Cohen began planning the 360° course cluster “Perspectives on Sustainability,” they knew they had a topic that was perfect for the multidisciplinary approach of the 360° program. Given that sustainability is a global problem that often requires local solutions, it also struck the faculty […]

New 360° Course Cluster Examines “Women in Walled Communities: Silence, Voice, Vision”

Posted March 15, 2012

Women in Walled Communities: Silence, Voice, Vision, one of three 360° course clusters being offered for Fall 2012, examines the constraints and agency of individual actors in social spaces, with a particular focus on the institutional settings of colleges and prisons and the “critical spaces” that can open up within them. Related Links “Women in […]

Follow 360º Students as They Travel to Ghana Over Break

Posted March 1, 2012

Eighteen students and faculty said their goodbyes today before departing to the Titagya School in Northern Ghana for spring break as part of Bryn Mawr’s 360º: Learning and Narrating Childhood. Accompanying the sixteen students were faculty members Pim Higginson, associate professor and chair of French and francophone studies, and Alice Lesnick, director and senior lecturer […]

Sustainability Lecture Series Offers Community a Sample of the Bryn Mawr 360° Experience

Posted February 16, 2012
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A series of public lectures and workshops offered in conjunction with the 360°: Perspectives in Sustainability course cluster will give the wider community an opportunity “to share the excitement of the 360° program that faculty and students experience in the classroom,” says Professor of Mathematics Victor Donnay, who teaches one of the three courses that […]