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‘Harkness Learning’ What is it and how does it work?
Harkness Learning in a nutshell: 1. Discursive 2. Listening as much as speaking 3. Exploratory & curious 4. Respectful towards peers 5. Student-lead 6. Based on prior knowledge 7. Promotes independent thinking
What does this look like in the classroom?
What’s it like in practice? Licensed under CC Attribution License https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=1 Nfi. Of. Lzi. Dk Standard Youtube License https: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=189 Miz-C 6 s. U
Harkness “rules”: ADD CHALLENGE LINK
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin -
“Men are presented and depicted as the strongest characters in The Grapes of Wrath. ” How far do you agree with this view?
“The symbolism of the turtle is random and serves scant purpose in The Grapes of Wrath. ”
“Much American Literature explores theme of isolation”
“Poverty and the struggle to make a living are common themes in American Literature. ”
“The ideals of freedom and opportunity are central to American Literature”
“The intercalary chapters in the novel serve no specific purpose other than to break up the narrative. ” To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Consider the view that the economic decline of the Joad family corresponds with the disintegration of the family unit.
“Tom goes on a spiritual journey from inner, intuitive morality to an outward expression of morality that encompasses all of humanity. ” How far do you agree with this view?
To what extent did the social and historical background to The Grapes of Wrath affect its reception as a novel?