Teachers as Scholars
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
- John Dewey
The Teachers as Scholars program recognizes teachers’ as scholars and learners who are eager to engage with others in the process of continuous intellectual engagement. The program provides K-12 teachers with the opportunity to explore new ideas in the company of fellow educators through participation in seminars taught by Swarthmore College professors.
- College professors offer 2-3 seminars each year on a topic within their area of expertise.
- Each seminar runs for 2 full school days, usually over a period of 2 or 3 weeks.
- 15 teachers from Swarthmore College Educational Studies Department partner schools participate in each 2-day seminar. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
What is Islam? Tariq al-Jamil
The Biology of Plants, Nick Kaplinsky
Globalization, Ayse Kaya
Poetry Workshop, Nat Anderson
Playing with Numbers: Design and Discovery (Statistics), Lynne Schofield
Gender and Power in the Middle East, Farha Ghannam
Climate Change: The Current Debate, Mark Wallace
Film and Media Studies, Sunka Simon
Folklore and Literature, Sibelan Forrester
Cracking Visual Codes (Art History), Patricia Reilly
Great Ideas in Math, Deb Bergstrand
Cults of Personality and the 20th Century, Robert Weinberg & Tyrene White
The Fossil Record (Statistics and Science), Steve Wang
Making the Irrational, Rational: Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Decision Making, Ellen Magenheim
20th Century Poetry and Music, Peter Schmidt
Global Demographics, Tyrene White
Natural History and the Crum Woods (Delaware County), Betsy Bolton