Harkness Learning

The Harkness approach at Southridge involves discussion-based collaborative learning. It brings learners and teachers together around a Harkness table. The partnership created at the table leads students to find their own meaning through analysis and discussion with their peers. The purposeful integration of technology, incorporated with this student centered approach, enables our students to:

  • ask excellent questions that challenge them and others to think critically,
  • listen and understand different perspectives,
  • work collaboratively with others to solve problems,
  • think critically and apply concepts to new learning,
  • communicate their thoughts and ideas succinctly,
  • be an engaged learner,
  • experience learning through doing, and
  • increase awareness of their own learning.