innovation, invention and distribution

This week’s highlights within and around the Deans’ Seminar include:

Maris spoke on the topic of “Vermont, Silicon Valley, and the Future,” drawing attention in his conclusion to Continue reading

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Sprintensive as Transformational Pedagogy – Breakthroughs and Challenges

Our sprintensive-session-springerThursday, April 7th Deans’ Seminar convening featured colleagues from the Sprintensive team. Their FFI-funded curricular experiment takes advantage of block scheduling to drive inter-faculty and cross-curricular integration and collaboration in a feedback-rich learning community for students.

Reflections from each of four faculty members on the challenges and breakthroughs they had personally experienced Continue reading

action research in the language classroom

AR+_logoA driving force behind the launch of the Deans’ Seminar initiative at MIIS has been a provocation crafted by Kent and Alfredo around the role that action research can play in (a) helping international development practitioners live up to their ideals and (b) to likewise challenge those who educate such practitioners to reflect critically on their own work.

Their provocation is closely tied to  Continue reading