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PhD+ Workshop – The Future of the Humanities: High School Teaching and Innovative Curriculum

April 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


The Future of the Humanities: High School Teaching and Innovative Curriculum
with Adam Casdin (Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY)

Independent high schools, committed to the humanities and able to develop and introduce major curricular initiatives quickly, may be students last experience of a broad-based, non-professionalized education. What does the future of teaching and learning look like? Adam Casdin, trained as research scholar, has spent the last 14 years thinking about teaching and learning, most recently leading an experiential learning initiative in partnership with Royal Shakespeare Company. That program brings the plays to life in classrooms Nursery through 12th grade, reimagining the way students’ experience and interpret the works of Shakespeare.

In this open forum on education and the humanities in secondary schools, Casdin will lay out various innovations in teaching, his experience of bringing his PhD training to a prestigious high school, and then open the floor for discussion of how UCSC PhD conceive not just their subjects but how their educational approaches. Bring questions about pedagogy as well as about careers in teaching.


About the PhD+ Workshop Series
Please join us for the third year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research. We meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.

Lunch will be served.

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April 12, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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