LILA ~ Learning Innovations Laboratory at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Looking for content and documents from our Gatherings? Login
You don't have permission to access this content

  1. Marga Biller

    October 2016 Event Feedback

    by
    Day 1 Want well wellLearning round format seemed generative, smaller groups Juxtaposition of content – high level and to the point Mary Ann making connections to Michael’s work and challenges Teresa postulated a question directly relevant to Mary Ann’s content More to hold on to that typically in October The first report out of why they are here worked well The tweets were substantial and brief The retrospective on themes and how this theme came about Food was fantastic Interest around the cards The oversized post it notes worked well Think about Is the template for the cards the right...
  2. Marga Biller

    Beaver – a Boston area school and LILA member embraces ‘unlearning’ strategies for students, teachers

    by
    The Research and Design Center at Beaver Country Day School, just outside of Boston, is being framed as a Library 2.0. As construction workers focused on the physical space outside, a group of teacher leaders grappled indoors with the concept of unlearning. The school is embarking on a one-year quest to rethink teaching and learning strategies in advance of the opening of the “RaD.”
  3. Marga Biller

    The Science of Evolution: What Makes Humans So Different

    by
    LILA October guest Michael Muthukrishna has written about how culture has evolved in the human species, and this perspective can help us begin our exploration of adaptive cultures in organizations. Muthukrishna and co-authors argue that humans are “an ‘evolved cultural species,’” which “has evolved to socially transmit complex behavior-shaping information between generations” (Chudek, Muthukrishna, & Henrich, 2015, p. 2). Our species has attained “cumulative cultural evolution,” which is where our culturally transmitted behaviors “are more complex, sophisticated and well-adapted than anything a single asocial or non-cultural individual could devise alone in their lifetime” (p. 2). No single person could ever re-create the world we live in.
  4. Marga Biller

    Unlearning to Learn – LILA Summit Animation

    by
    One of the ways in which LILA supports the learning of its members is to create an animated short presenting key ideas from the year long exploration.  The theme during the 2013-2014 season was Unlearning to Learn.  Below is the transcript from the animation in case you would like to read more about what is presented in the animation. Unlearning to Learn This year at LILA, we take a whirlwind tour of unlearning, approaching it from three angles: mindsets, habits, and systems. Here, we take stock of our two main quests around unlearning: understanding it and fostering it. Unlearning...
  5. Marga Biller

    LILA Theme for 2016-2017 Announced

    by
    Every year, the LILA community focuses on a particular theme of interest to members that will help them advance their thinking regarding the initiatives they are leading in their organizations. The 2016-2017 theme is Adaptive Cultures: How Institutions Set the Conditions for Success.
  6. Marga Biller

    10th Annual LILA Summit Documents

    by
    The 10th Annual LILA Summit will be held on June 7th and 8th at the Academy of Arts and Sciences. To access the documents for the gathering, click the link below. We look forward to seeing you all at the Welcome Reception on June 6th at NuBar at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge.
  7. Marga Biller

    April 2016 Animation: Paradoxes of Learning and Performance

    by
    This animation represents the sensemaking by the LILA community based on the ideas shared by guest speakers Jennifer Garvey-Berger and Chris Kayes. To continue the conversation, add a comment after viewing this animation. 1. What idea(s) sparked your interest? 2. How did it enhance your thinking? 3. What might you try based on the ideas?

Harvard Graduate School of Education