Learning By Doing: Progressive Education in a Public High School Classroom (APA2127.01)

Susan Sgorbati


In a collaborative effort between Bennington College and two Mount Anthony Union High School programs (the Quantum Leap Exhibit Program and the Bridges Summer Transitional Program), the Sababa Project ( a joint classroom for Bennington College and MAUHS students) attempts to demystify the college experience while providing high school students with hands-on, real-world, academic experiences.  This class will begin by examining John Dewey’s theory of education, how it influenced Bennington College’s Plan Process, and how experiential education is reflected in the Quantum Leap Exhibit program at MAUHS. Dewey had a commitment to educating youth for a civil society and a democracy.  Collaborative group projects between college and high school students will be required.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
W 8:20am - 12:00pm. An additional one hour one afternoon a week in Quantum Leap classroom.
Maximum Enrollment: 10
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, Advancement of Public Action, Susan Sgorbati, Education.