Honors Pedagogy: Tutorial Model
Honors pedagogy centers on a tutorial model based on a growth mindset, particularly in the use of contracts and the capstone process. Gallaudet has been a leader in this renewed appreciation for a tutorial model of education which originated in modern Honors education with Frank Aydelotte’s pioneering of the Oxford tutorial at Swarthmore in the 1920s.
This model provides a principled framework that spotlights practices associated with our four program learning outcomes (see Mission and Outcomes). It centers on faculty mentoring students’ self-selected, individualized learning. Within our liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a good number of faculty are willing and even eager to work in-depth with our Honors students. Our framing of contracts and much of Honors learning at Gallaudet as tutorials
Honors courses and Honors sections of regular courses that we offer