We in Dartmouth College's exciting and newly revitalized Department
of Education are committed to educating Dartmouth
students in the richly diverse field that is called "Education." Our
Department is committed to learning, research, teaching, and the public.
We are committed to learning: We are committed to what and how
learning best occurs in the developing person. We seek to understand
the extrinsic and intrinsic contexts that best motivate learning.
We are also committed to the study of what growing young people
know, what they think across a variety of domains, and how knowledge
changes over time.
We are committed to research: We are committed to conducting cutting-edge
basic scientific research that examines the development of
a human child (broadly defined) from birth to adulthood that links with
We are committed to teaching. We not only strive to be the best
teachers possible in our own classrooms, but we have an outstanding
Teacher Education Program, with exciting opportunities for students
to gain rewarding teaching experience directly with children in
We are committed to the public: Our Department seeks to make important
and meaningful contributions to the Dartmouth College community
and, crucially, to the wider public. We are committed to sharing
our knowledge about how young people develop, think, and
grow, as well as how they learn best, through our formal open speaker series
and our on-site talks and seminars.
We are also committed to listening to others through the rewarding
exchange that comes from inviting teachers to speak to us
in equal and mutual discourse. Our faculty is committed
to the wider public through their active participation in
the U.S. government's educational policy planning and implementation
committees, and through our Department's programs around the nation and
world that are dedicated to improving the education of children.
Dartmouth's growing Department of Education is contemporary, forward-looking,
and our marriage of basic research with educational practice makes
us the new face of Education in the United States today!