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COLLECTION Identifier: HUM 244

Video recordings of course lectures by Eleanor Duckworth

Overview

Eleanor Duckworth (born 1935) is a cognitive psychologist, educational theorist and constructivist educator. She earned her PhD in 1977 at the Universite de Geneve in Geneva, Switzerland, and retired as Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2013. These thirteen videocassettes document Duckworth's Harvard Graduate School of Education course T-150, Curriculum Based on Understanding.

Dates

  • 1993

Conditions Governing Use

Research access is restricted until use copies can be made; see reference staff for details.

Extent

0.3 cubic feet (1 card box)
13 videocassettes (VHS)
These thirteen videotapes document Professor Duckworth's Harvard Graduate School of Education course T-150, Curriculum Based on Understanding from the Spring semester 1993. The seminar was designed for teachers (K-12 or other) with an interest in research related to curriculum. The class participants are visible throughout all of the footage; in the second tape, Duckworth asked for and received verbal consent of the participants. These videos were filmed by Yeh Hsueh (Harvard Ed.D 1997).

Biographical / Historical

Eleanor Ruth Duckworth (born 1935) is a cognitive psychologist, educational theorist, and constructivist educator. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and earned her PhD at the University of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland in 1977. Duckworth retired as Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2013. A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Duckworth’s focus is on the nature and development of understanding. Having developed a teaching/research approach known as Critical Exploration in the Classroom, Duckworth’s interest is in the experiences of teaching and learning of people of all ages. Duckworth is an advisor to the Harvard Graduate School of Education-Outward Bound Project, a program designed to foster research and understanding of the experience-based theories developed by Outward Bound as they apply to classroom teachers and administrators who pass through the Graduate School of Education.

Arrangement

The videocassettes are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Harvard University Archives by Yeh Hsueh in November 2014.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in January 2017 by Olivia Mandica-Hart. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. This finding aid was created by Olivia Mandica-Hart in January 2017.
Link to catalog
Title
Duckworth, Eleanor Ruth. Video recordings of course lectures by Eleanor Duckworth, 1993: an inventory
Status
completed
Author
Harvard University Archives
Date
January 17, 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hua01017

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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