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Harouni, Houman – Harvard Educational Review, 2009
Drawing on experiences in his social studies classroom, Houman Harouni evaluates both the challenges and possibilities of helping high school students develop critical research skills. The author describes how he used Wikipedia to design classroom activities that address issues of authorship, neutrality, and reliability in information gathering.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Research Skills, Social Studies, Encyclopedias
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King, Nancy – Harvard Educational Review, 2007
Early in her life, Nancy King discovered that stories are rich sources of wisdom, imagination, creativity, and comfort. In this essay, King describes her personal experiences developing and using the collaborative storymaking process with young people and adults in various school settings. The author states that collaborative storymaking…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Cooperative Learning, Creativity