Category Archives: Methodology

Teaching Transformation: The Goddard Graduate Institute Book!

We have a lot of stories to tell about how and why we teach and learn at and beyond Goddard. Because we realized how precious, amazing, and revolutionary such stories are, we decided to put together a book, drawing on … Continue reading

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A Spiderweb of Learning at Goddard with Ruth Farmer

What are we asking students when they consider Goddard? Ruth Farmer, GGI program director, talks about how an idea can evolve into a study that enhances a student’s life, work and community. Watch this short video, part of a new … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Study Plan: Some Variations of a Theme

At Goddard, students create their own curriculum for the semester ahead but crafting a study plan: a map of what they’ll be reading, viewing, attending, surveying, and in general, studying, and out of that, what they’ll be creating and writing, … Continue reading

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A Project-Based Program with Room to Grow

The Goddard Graduate Institute offers project-based programs in which students design and grow their own projects with attention to community and self-discovery and relevance. Ruth Farmer, GGI program director, talks about what crafting and growing your own project, and vision, … Continue reading

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A Sample of Faculty Workshops at a Residency

Are 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird Enough? with faculty member Jim Sparrell. We will meet for several bird walks and discussion of knowing and nature, considering how the different ways of knowing and looking at the natural world … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Minnich-Fall 2015 Visiting Scholar

Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich is the Visiting Scholar for Goddard Graduate Institute’s Fall 2015 residency. Her keynote presentation, “If You Want Justice, Fight for Truth and Beauty,” will take place on Friday August 7, 7:15 pm. The presentation is free and … Continue reading

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Willa Conway: Cross-Class Giving Circles Bring Greater Justice to Philanthropy

I came to Goddard with a loose idea of what I was interested in: racial justice, philanthropy, healing, radical love, and James Baldwin. It makes me smile looking at those disparate ideas now, as those ideas continue to be strong … Continue reading

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