EdCast Can Love Be Taught? Posted February 12, 2014 By Matt Weber On this Valentine's Week, everyone's attention is drawn to matters of the heart. As part of his work, Lecturer Richard Weissbourd explores how schools can help better prepare young people for romantic relationships. In fact, he wrote about this topic last year with Rebecca Givens Rolland in the Harvard Education Letter article, "Learning About Love." In this edition of the EdCast, Weissbourd discusses whether love can be effectively taught in schools, reflects on the state of sex-ed, and examines where love is best modeled in the media.About the Harvard EdCast The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field. EdCast An education podcast that keeps the focus simple: what makes a difference for learners, educators, parents, and communities Explore All Articles Related Articles EdCast Questions of Consent Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of "Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus," looks at what is really happening behind closed doors on America’s college campuses. EdCast The State of Sex Ed in America Catherine Brown, vice president of education policy at the Center for American Progress, provides insight into sex education standards around the country and the shift to do more. EdCast Ask More of Him Educator and activist Jackson Katz, Ed.M.'92, discusses the significant role men play in preventing gender violence and creating more gender equality, in light of movements like #MeToo.