|Coordinator New School: Greta Hofmann Nemiroff
Local: 1808 Office: 8B.7
Coordinator New School: Cory Legassic
What is New School?
New School courses are open to anyone in any program. They are equivalent to regular Humanities and English courses. We meet once a week for 3-4 hours, usually in the late afternoons and early evenings.
Most of us are used to larger classrooms, where students relate more to their teacher than to each other. New School takes a Critical Humanistic approach to learning: an approach based on the principles of Critical Pedagogy and Humanistic Education. We believe that people learn best when they have a say in what and how they will learn. In smaller learning groups, we give students a greater role in shaping the content of their courses and designing how they will study their subjects. In facilitating larger group discussions among themselves, our students are encouraged to relate their studies to their personal and social lives and constantly link the personal to the political.
By the way, New School is actually old; we have been doing this for over 40 years now!