Harnisch gives keynotes at international conferences in Turkey and Ukraine


Harnisch gives keynotes at international conferences in Turkey and Ukraine

07 Jan 2014    

In late October, 2013 Del Harnisch, professor in Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, was invited by Ataturk University to give the keynote presentation for a seminar series entitled “The New Trends in Teacher Education.” The speech was opened the “Eurasian Silk Road Universities Consortium—Silk Road Science and Education Caravan” in Erzurum, Turkey.In November, 2013, Harnisch was also an invited speaker, giving a keynote speech at the International Education Week Round Table, “Opportunities and Challenges of Education.” Harnisch received a Certificate of Appreciation for his work with the Ukrainian educators.

On his trip to Ukraine, Harnisch made the following reflection: “An energetic community of FLEX alumni and friends (15 or more)  awaited my visit to Southern UKR for a weekend International Education Roundtable program where I shared a presentation on Strategies for Successful Transition to College and another on Quality Factors for 21st Century Learning.  Each of the FLEX members shared on how their relationships from their USA visit have made a difference on their lives.  The FLEX community in Southern UKR is definitely a talented learning community that has combined moral purpose and relational trust in going the extra mile with their projects where they have been working together and have developed shared expertise.  Leaders have emerged from within the group as they have taken on various projects that have positively affected student learning. You can see it in the faces of the youth attending as well as in the eyes of the maturing FLEX leaders.  In the rapidly changing world it is comforting to see the FLEX community of learners doing things to help sustain their organization  and the people in it doing projects to whether the storms of change while building potential to help steer the vessel”

 


College of Education and Human Sciences
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education