Learning Objective- The goal of the Harkness Seminar and Reflective Process is to provide the learner with the ability to evaluate articles and discuss them within a collaborative learning environment.  
  Harkness Seminar Example   
  Harkness Seminar Blank Template   
  Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning   
  Collaborative Learning using the Harkness Seminar (Video 8:45 min)  
  Reflective assignments may require you to look at various articles within different formats, e.g. HTML, Adobe Reader, Web pages, etc. A goal of this course is to provide individuals with the ability to access and read information directly from the Internet.  Printing documents from this Website is acceptable.  However, if at all possible try to read the documents directly from the Internet.  
  Writing reflections requires the ability to identify the topic or thesis statement of the article.  Stay within the parameter of the thesis statement.  The reflection should not contain your opinions (unless otherwise specified) or broad statements that are out of context.  Generalized or rhetorical statements should  be avoided.  The best way to write a reflection for this course is to understand that that they may consist of the positive(s) and negative(s) of an article.  
  This link,  "The 40 Reflection Questions," provides you with a list of questions that may help you to better understand and give you ideas for creating your reflections.   
  For the purposes of this course, the reflective articles may either be handwritten or typewritten.  The reflective articles will be discussed using the Harkness Seminar during the week in which they are assigned.  Complete the "article reflection documents (below) before the class meeting.  They will be turned in after the Harkness Seminar has been completed.  

Article Reflection PDF Document (Handwritten)


Article Reflection Word Document (Typewritten)


Article Critique (Used for Grading) 

  Why should the reflections be handwriten?  

How Handwriting Trains the Brain


Digitizing Literacy:  Reflections on the Haptics of Writing  


The Effects of handwriting experience on functional brain development in pre-literate children