Exeter Humanities Institute
June 21 - June 26, 2015
A Conference for TeachersThe Exeter Humanities Institute is a five-day working conference primarily for secondary school English and History teachers. It is designed to explore the use of student-centered, discussion-based education that is loosely described as the Harkness pedagogy.
Morning sessions will utilize essays on a common humanities topic to explore issues in leading discussions. Afternoons are spent in focus groups or in the Academy library doing research on teaching materials for participants to use in their home schools.
The selection of a core topic is intended to provide common content in the humanities as well as a focus for class discussions. The topics are broadly defined to encourage interdisciplinary exchanges.
The EHI topic for 2015 will be announced in the fall.
Professional Development Credit
Attendance at the EHI conference goes toward reaching your professional development goals. Participants who attend the conference will be provided a clock-hour letter to present to their school administrators for professional development credit.
The conference provides 20 hours of classroom work, approximately twelve hours of homework, two hours of a teaching practicum, and eight hours of optional seminars.