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Harvard University

Leaders of Learning

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All of us carry explicit or implicit theories of learning. They manifest themselves in the ways we learn, the ways we teach, and the ways we think about leadership and learning.

In Leaders of Learning, you will identify and develop your personal theory of learning, and explore how it fits into the shifting landscape of learning. This isn’t just about schools, it’s about the broader and bigger world of learning.

The education sector is undergoing great transformation, and in the coming decades will continue to change. How we learn, what we learn, where we learn, and why we learn; all these questions will be reexamined. In Leaders of Learning, we will explore learning, leadership, organizational structure, and physical design.

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Trudy Van Houten


4.5 rating, based on 21 Class Central reviews

4.6 rating at edX based on 224 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    Review of GSE2x: Leaders of Learning, offered by Dr. Richard Elmore at Harvard-x, and MOOC Edx. Before this class I used to think more highly of online Learning, but now I have achieved a balance in my Theory of Learning. Leaders of Learning (L.O.…
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    Buttercup Pansies
    This course was an eye-opener to the way my brain thinks, learns and ultimately the way I express myself and why. It's liberating to finally understand how I personally absorb and retain information and that every person does it differently. Find ou…
  • Eu recentemente concluí o curso "Leaders of Learning" da Harvard University via edX e fiquei impressionado com o impacto que teve em minha abordagem à gestão e liderança. Como gerente de vendas de uma loja de roupas de alto padrão no Shopping Iguate…
  • Anonymous
    This was a good course on leadership in educational settings. The examples and guest speakers were very interesting and informative. As for the certificate though, it's not rigourous enough: it's just too easy to obtain the certificate after verifying. Basically you buy the certificate but you don't need to do any assignments that are rigourous. That diminished the value of the certificate for me.
    I would reccommend taking this course to anyone working in education though, just stick to the audit track and put in some time to let the concepts sink in.
  • Kim Musolff
    This is an excellent course! Very insightful and helped me to verbalize the details of my teaching philosophy. I took the course, because I am starting an alternative school in the next year or two. It really helped me visualize the type of school I'd like to build.
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    Alena Sekeráková
    Even though I spent 6 years on university by studying Pedagogy and Adult Education I found in this course some new information. I really appreciate how complex this course was and that it was focused to different topics but in same learning quadrants.
    If you are interested about learning, teaching or leading, join this course - team from HardvardX done really good job!
  • Leaders for Learning is a great course for each and every individual to pursue. It does not only centre around learning in schools but on a broader spectrum takes into consideration learning right across the globe. Leaders for learning will further assist each and every individual the leverage to cover great and exciting topics for upward development in the future. It ehances learning that we can impart to the wider world. Great course.
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    Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke
    by Prashant Subhashchandra Salunke completed this course.
    This is an excellent course! Very insightful and helped me to verbalize the details of my teaching philosophy. Leaders for Learning is a great course for each and every individual to pursue. If you are interested in learning, teaching or leading, join this course - the team from HardvardX done a really good job!
  • Carl Henning Reschke
    Very good approach with several perspectives and concepts - somewhat too rigid for my taste.
    Nevertheless very useful for participants interested in learning and organization thereof as well as organizing learning organizations.
  • Caruline Barbosa De Oliveira Bezerra
    Curso ótimo
    Para uma boa aprendizagem, quebrando os paradigmas, onde aprender sempre deverá ser o centro.
  • Anonymous
    Pelo conteúdo que for apresentado

    O curso só é Bom quando vão direito ao assunto e têm muito bom conteúdo

    Esse deve ser o objetivo que todos os centros utilizariam

  • Clara Senra
    This is a very interactive course. With an interesting and functional platform. A great option. I would like to thank the institution for the initiative.
  • Anonymous
    I was amazed by the great modeling they present and map in on different levels from learning to design.
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