Learning Seminar: Experiments in Education

The Learning Seminar is a 6 unit seminar within the Experimental Study Group which explores both the principles of learning and particular experiments which have put these principles into action.

The syllabus for the seminar is available in PDF and DVI.

We meet Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 and Fridays from 3:00 to 4:00 in MIT room 24-619. Guests are very welcome.

April 29

Here are our plans for the end of the semester:
April25 - Other MIT Integrated Programs:
Concourse (http://web.mit.edu/concourse/www/intro.html,
Terrascope (http://web.mit.edu/terrascope/www/)
29 - ISP (hand out-- propoganda and Juggling Module handout)
May2 - Black Mountain College Essay
6 - Waldorf Schools
9 - _Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance_, Robert Pirsig, Chapter 26
13 - _The Harrad Experiment_, Robert Rimmer, Chapters 1 and 2

February 21

We starting with a discussion of the Pros and Cons of grades. We got distracted before getting very far, but I've included below what we had on the board. If you want to add to it, feel free to email.

Grade Pros:

Grade Cons:

February 11

We had a good discussion today about Holt, weaving in and out of our own experiences with schooling and our hopes and fears. At the end of the class, we discussed some policy issues, saved here for prosperity:

Class Readings: