Alan Reifman, Psychology Today: On the Campus, “Harry Potter, Quidditch, and the American University,” June 1, 2011, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-campus/ 201106/harry-potter-quidditch-and-the-american-university. 5. Ibid. 6.
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Category: Literary Criticism
The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling’s books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling’s new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.