About the Seminar Series
Our Seminar Series brings small groups of experienced practitioners together to talk at length about schooling. We open a space for professionals to begin to construct a school experience in which study takes precedence over technical and instrumental goals.
The House of Study proposes two innovations to contemporary educational thinking. Each of these – the ethical center and the dialogic pedagogy – is a radical departure from currently accepted practice.
• We are committed to an educational imperative we call “study.”
• Study is the ethical center of schooling, just as care is the ethical center of medicine and justice the ethical center of law.
• We require each seminar attendee to read a brief document on the nature of study before attending.
• Every seminar is predicated on the idea that school should be “a house of study.”
• Each Seminar lasts a full day and focuses on a specific aspect of schooling.
• The House of Study pays for all meals, lodging (for out-of-towners), and an honorarium for each partici pant. We do not believe that teachers or schools should have to pay to professionally develop.
• The proceedings of the Seminar Series are open source and are available free of charge on the web or by mail. Who Should Attend? Experienced teachers, professors of education, school administrators, researchers and policy makers.