For over 30 years, the Harvard Graduate School of Education has offered professional education programs for educational leaders. We are committed to offering programs that make a difference in the lives of students, in the work of institutions and in the practice of educators.
Our Approach to Learning
Bridging research and practice is at the core of our work. Working closely with faculty, we strive to translate current research into vehicles for problem-finding and problem-solving. Our curricula include case studies illustrating theoretical frameworks applied to decision-making in real life situations, model strategies and tools for practitioners to use in their schools or districts. In some instances, we also help participants to become more practice-oriented researchers in their institutions.
We aim to create transformational rather than informational learning experiences. This is a major component of our curriculum, and one that we believe differentiates our work in significant ways from other executive education programs or professional conferences. To foster transformational learning, we encourage personal reflection and peer feedback for a more direct application of ideas and educational theory to the real-life issues faced in the work setting.