Harvard School Of Education Jumps On ‘Hot’ Learning Design Trend With Revamped Curriculum

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The redesign of the iconic Ivy league university’s education curriculum, underway in the middle of a global switch to tech-based remote learning schemes, only gives technology a minimal place as it aims to “elevate role of the education professional” that “seeks to empower a new generation of educators to meet the emerging challenges of a complex, rapidly changing world”.

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The new curriculum will merge 13 programs into one made of variable and fixed components, the first of which is Foundations. All students will go through its 4 components:

  • How People Learn
  • Evidence
  • Equity and Opportunity
  • Leading Change

Following Foundations, students must choose one of four Programs, one of which is Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology (LDIT). It is the only part of the whole revamped program touching on technology. Finally, they will choose one of many Concentrations, which mainly focus on educational contexts (Arts, Early childhood, Higher Ed, Languages). Technology could be completely avoided in your way towards a leading academic distinction.

With the new program, the School looks to widen the scope of the types of issues traditionally considered as within the realm of education. This will not only update the learning plans to include modern social, economic and environmental issues; the changes should also encourage new types of applicants who would otherwise might not consider Harvard Education as compatible with said modern issues.

If you are looking to join the Harvard Graduate School of Education, it will interest you.

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