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Harkness: what and why
Harkness may not be the newest idea in the teaching world, but I feel it is one that has been unfairly overlooked. I came across it while on an Edexcel A-Level History teaching course about 3 years ago, when the leader of the course mentioned they had begun to trial it in their A-Level History teaching, and it seemed to have visible results on students’ marks. Intrigued by the idea and its seeming simplicity, I researched it further on getting back to Norwich.
It’s an idea taken from Edward Harkness, an early 20th century philanthropist…
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