Randy Wisehart
Director of Graduate Programs in Education

Randy Wisehart teaches a variety of courses in Earlham’s M.A.T. program. As a scholar, he studies how teachers create knowledge in the context of their learning. Before joining the Earlham faculty, Randy taught in public schools for 25 years. He is also a published novelist.

 

He describes Earlham students as, “very attuned to building community and taking ownership of learning.”

Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 71

Phone
765-983-1548

E-mail
wisehra@earlham.edu

Office
Brown House

Programs/Departments

  • Graduate Programs in Education

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Capella University
  • M.A., Miami University, Oxford
  • B.A., Earlham College

Selected Courses:

Theory and Practice of Education

M.A.T. courses including:

  • Foundations of Education
  • Literacy: Tools for Inquiry
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

My areas of scholarly interest are reflection and professional learning, that is studying how teachers create knowledge in the context of their teaching.

Awakening the Teacher Within: Embedding Reflection in a Teacher Preparation Program. Co-authored with Deborah Rickey. Critical Issues in Teacher Education winter 2014 Southern Illinois University

The Face of Learning  Indiana Reading Journal winter 2012

Collaborative Inquiry: Fertile Ground for Learning to Reflect (2010) Co-authored with Susan Blackwell, Ph. D. and Beth Berghoff, Ph. D. UrbanPenn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education Online Journal winter 2011

Connecting Teaching and Learning: High School Teachers’ Application of Professional Knowledge. Doctoral dissertation (2008)

Nurturing Passionate Teachers selected and published in Annual Editions Education 06/07 McGraw Hill Contemporary Learning Series

Interlude: Nurturing Passionate Teachers: Making Our Work Transparent pages 145 - 152 in The Game of School by Rob Fried (2005) Jossey-Bass.

Nurturing Passionate Teachers in Teacher Education Quarterly fall 2004

A Winding Road to Freedom - a historical fiction novel (1999) published by Friends United Press

Learning Our Students Well (1993) published by The Annenberg Institute for School Reform: Writing Within School Reform Volume 2

Luke’s Summer Secret- a historical fiction novel for young people (1991) published by Friends United Press

August 2013 ATE conference in Washington, DCFrom the Mirror, to the Window, and Back Again: Embedding Reflection in a Pre-Service Teacher Education Program (with Deborah Rickey Ph.D.)

Feb 2010 AILACTE conference in Atlanta Preparing Teaching Candidates to Teach the World: Embedding Diversity in a Teacher Education Program (with Deborah Rickey Ph D)

Feb 2009 AILACTE conference in Chicago Collaborative Inquiry:  Not Teaching by Accident (with Susan Blackwell Ph D and Beth Berghoff Ph D)

Feb 2009 AILACTE conference in Chicago From the Mirror, to the Window, and Back Again: Embedding Reflection in a Teacher Education Program(with Deborah Rickey, Ph D)

PDK Summit  in Indianapolis 2009 Recruiting Idealists into Our Ranks – and Equipping Them to Survive “The System” (with Deborah Rickey, Ph D and Rob Fried Ph D)

Association of Teacher Educators

Indiana Association of College for Teacher Education

I graduated from Earlham in 1975 and then spent 25 years teaching in public schools. I was excited to be able to return to Earlham in order to help more EC grads consider careers in education. I feel that it is important to help more graduates from small liberal arts colleges enter the teaching profession. We need more EC graduates in secondary classrooms.

Highly motivated and very attentive to seeking diverse perspectives. Also very attuned to building community and taking ownership of learning. All reasons why we need more EC grads in the teaching profession.

Traveling and walking our retired racing Greyhounds.

Reading (especially mysteries) and continuing to work on my fiction writing.

 

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