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Teacher Education professor explores graduate course opportunities at Harlaxton

Dr. Lisa Murley, an associate professor in WKU’s School of Teacher Education, was awarded an International Activities Grant for an exploratory visit to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

Dr. Lisa Murley recently visited Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

Dr. Lisa Murley recently visited Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

Dr. Murley researched international opportunities for graduate students in the MAE Teacher Leader program and collaborated with Dr. Kay Gandy, WKU Teacher Education Professor who is teaching at Harlaxton College during the 2016 fall semester.

“Harlaxton College offers numerous scholarly and international opportunities for our graduate curriculum,” Dr. Murley said. “It is an exciting educational adventure for our students and faculty.”

Dr. Murley and Dr. Gandy met with Simon Hawkes, Harlaxton Programs and Events Planner, and Sheridan Edwards, Head Teacher at Denton Primary School, to gain ideas for the graduate study abroad course. Dr. Murley conducted a roundtable discussion with Dr. Gandy’s Harlaxton education students and shared insights of the teaching profession.

Harlaxton College is located in Grantham, England, about an hour north of London. The University of Evansville owns the 19th century manor, and WKU has a contract that allows students to study abroad there every semester.

The WKU School of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences prepares students to serve as reflective decision makers in instructional settings for diverse learners. The professional education unit is a community of learners committed to lifelong learning in their own lives, as well as fostering a spirit of inquiry in the lives of others. Professional education faculty members provide a dynamic, intellectually stimulating environment that reflects current knowledge of how individuals learn and the best instructional practices to facilitate learning and development.

Contact: Kristy Ketterman, (270) 745-4020

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