BOSTON — Harvard Business School's Centennial Institutional Memory Web site has launched a new feature called "How Do You Educate to Transform?"
The feature (http://www.hbs.edu/centennial/im/inquiry/sections/2/) examines the pedagogies, teachers, classrooms, and technologies that have helped HBS fulfill its mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world. The interactive, multimedia site, part of the HBS Centennial celebration, tells the story of the School's past 100 years through personal narratives and recollections of generations of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
"This new feature provides thoughtful perspectives by those who study and practice business education at Harvard Business School on the many innovations HBS has created in teaching. The feature also explains the transformational effect of the School's extraordinary teaching model," said Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director of Knowledge and Library Services at HBS.
"How Do You Educate to Transform?" features four parts with links to audio and video materials:
By combining these four elements - the case method, skilled teachers, carefully planned classrooms, and state-of-the art technology-the leaders of Harvard Business School have created over the years a unique teaching and learning environment that has long had a transforming effect on students.
"How Do You Educate to Transform?" is part of the Institutional Memory Project's "Inquiry and Innovation: 1908 - 2008" section, a lively multimedia presentation based on the book A Delicate Experiment: The Harvard Business School 1908-1945, by Jeffrey L. Cruikshank, and other historical accounts. "Inquiry and Innovation" chronicles the School's first century through the exploration of four questions that are being considered throughout the Centennial year:
Launched in February 2008, the Harvard Business School Institutional Memory Project lets visitors browse and comment on existing content as well as easily add new narratives and photographs from virtually anywhere on the site. "We want to hear from as many people as possible about their experiences at the School," said Project leader Melissa Shaffer.
The Institutional Memory site also links to the School's Centennial Web site, which contains information about other Centennial events and activities taking place in this country and around the world.
Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 80 open enrollment Executive Education programs and more than 60 custom programs. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who have shaped the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.