2021 Conference
“Tackling Global Challenges from the Harvard Classroom and Beyond”

A virtual event
Friday, September 24, 2021

2021 conference poster, decorativeThe last two years have emphasized the importance of active learning principles, working collaboratively in groups, and engaging with local communities on important issues. Given the ongoing worldwide challenges that were at the forefront of 2020 – 2021 (pandemics, racial justice, climate change, divided nations, food insecurity, equity, etc.), students want to talk about tough problems. How can we best prepare students to address global challenges in thoughtful and creative ways?

The 2021 annual HILT Conference will explore just that. Our plenary session will consider how our collective experiences in remote teaching and learning allowed us to rethink our models of instruction, community building, and curriculum. Breakout sessions will explore the various ways instructors can equip students to confront ongoing world-wide challenges through active learning, collaborative groups, and engaged scholarship.

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