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Harkness Discussion
Harkness Discussion

The Harkness method, or Harkness discussion is a teaching and learning method involving students seated in a large, oval configuration to discuss ideas in an encouraging, open-minded environment with only occasional or minimal teacher intervention. It is a collaborative approach to learning where you explore ideas as a group. MYP4 English classes have been studying 'The Great Gatsby' and used the Harkness technique to discuss the recurring themes in the novel. Each student was an expert on a particular theme and the resulting discussion was powerful and informed . #thisisBISS #BissGausel