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Embedded: Alyson Greenfield in the Creativity and Problem Solving Music Education Class 

As a newcomer to Teachers College, I did not know what to expect when walking into Professor Randall Allsup’s Creativity and Problem Solving in Music Education class.  When entering the light-filled room, I was greeted by a couple of grand pianos, an inviting, semi-circle of chairs, and an excited buzz among the students. …

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‘Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars & Uneasy Truces’, with Steven Dubin  ☆

"As South Africa's democracy matures, this book analyses the following questions: how does the state mediate between traditional tribal authority and constitutional law in matters such as initiation customs or the rights of women, children and gay people? "

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Around Teachers College with Zechariah Chiang  ☆

Around Teachers College with Zechariah Chiang

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TESOL Topics: ETS Presentation 

The TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs would like to extend a warm thanks to Dr. Philip Everson and Emilie Pooler from Educational Testing Service (ETS) for their innovative presentation on computer-based testing at TC this past Thursday, April 11th. At the presentation, Dr. Everson and Ms. Pooler shared with TC students and faculty the groundbreaking …

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Educating Harlem, Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community  ☆

The Department of Arts and Humanities would like to invite you To a Public Lecture by Dr. Khalil Muhammad, the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Grand Simplification: Historical Illiteracy in the Age of Mass Incarceration Wednesday, April 24th Lecture: 4-6pm in Room 179 Grace Dodge Hall Reception immediately following in …

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The Development of Orchestrated Collisions: A Summer at Signature Theatre Company  ☆

By Erin Moore M.A. Candidate, Arts Administration At most theatres, it would be unusual and thrilling to see the playwright of a particular production lounging in the lobby most afternoons. It would be even more unusual to see two playwrights, both with current productions being mounted, happening upon each other in the lobby. This would …

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Studio Learning and Non-Art Graduate Students: A worthwhile match? 

Olga Hubard, Assistant Professor of Art Education at Teachers College, is rethinking what it means to get a graduate education. Her current study, entitled Studio learning and non-art graduate students: A worthwhile match? investigates the benefits of studio art courses for students who are not in an art related field of study.

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Thinking Through Drawing Symposium: Practice Into Knowledge  ☆

In a weekend that brought together leaders in such diverse fields as medicine, architecture, textile design and cognitive science and gave them a commonality, the Art and Art Education Department’s recent Thinking Through Drawing Symposium was a ground-breaking event and the first of its kind in the nation.  “This has been a long time coming,” …

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“Catch Kids Where They Are”: Spotlight on Music and Education Student Lauren Ackerman  ☆

Lauren Ackerman is a first-year Ed.D. student in Music and Education. She is the coach of the Columbia University Marching Band and is a student teacher supervisor for her program.

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Spotlight on Alumna Paige Conn: “I Allow My Passion To Be Incredibly Transparent”  ☆

Paige Conn is a ninth grade English teacher at The Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem and a James and Judith K. Dimon Fellow. She received her MA in English and Education in 2006, and recently returned to TC to present at the Student Press Initiative (SPI) Summer Institute, where she shared her classroom …

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To Be Heard: Giving young people a voice through poetry  ☆

“Power writing is about taking control of your life in this world. It’s about using the power you have that people absolutely do not want you to use.” This quote from To Be Heard director, producer, and teacher Roland Legiardi-Laura sums up the essence of why he and his fellow power writing teachers place so …

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Imagination Conversations  ☆

Former dancer and author of Imagination First, Scott Noppe-Brandon came to the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination Across Disciplines conference to talk about Imagination Conversations, a project of the Lincoln Center Institute. The project brings together experts from diverse fields to discuss the importance of imagination.

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Interactive Museums: Unique Ways of Eliciting Responses to Art  ☆

The second day of the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines conference at Teachers College began with a panel discussion on innovative museum practices in Horace Mann 146. An audience compromised of mostly museum employees; staff from the UK’s Tate, as well as personnel from New York’s American Museum of Natural History, listened to …

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Visual Narratives in the Classroom: When did comics get such a bad rap?  ☆

“When you learn to read, it is usually with picture books. After that, anything with pictures is looked at as ‘baby’,” remarks Deborah Rosenburg during her talk “Visual Narratives Dissected” at the Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines conference at Teachers College. Rosenburg asks: “When did comics and graphic novels get such a bad …

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History Lessons and Games: How can they work together?  ☆

The Teachers College Creativity, Play, and Imagination three-day conference got underway May 26, 2011. After an opening dialogue about creativity and change with TC’s emerita professor Dr. Maxine Greene and the University of Michigan’s Dr. Fred Goodman, participants had lunch and broke into groups to attend lectures, workshops and panel discussions. In Horace Mann 152, …

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Experiencing the Arts with the Creative Arts Laboratory  ☆

During the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium, the Music & Music Education program's Dr. Lenore Pogonowski presented a session titled "Engaging in Multi-Disciplinary Artistic Experiences" to a diverse class. The audience, consisting of men and women who taught a variety of disciplines, seemed to not know what to expect at first, though a 5 minute …

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Michel de Montaigne’s Philosophy of Education  ☆

“Personally I go uphill more firmly and surely than down.”(Michel de Montaigne, “On Educating Children”) On the kick-off night of the Creativity, Imagination + Innovation Symposium, TC Professors David Hansen and Megan Laverty of the Philosophy and Education department hosted a workshop on the significance of Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), one of the most influential …

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Steven Berlin Johnson: Instead of building cathedrals in learning, we need to learn to build cathedrals  ☆

Steven Berlin Johnson talks about the ingredients needed to spark innovation as part of his keynote address for the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium at Teachers College. Tell us what you think by adding a comment below.

We settled into our seats in the Cowin auditorium for the final event of the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium, at Teachers College. The anticipation for Steven Berlin Johnson’s closing keynote address was palpable. The celebrated author and Columbia alumnus was about to wrap-up a day and a half of activities, which included experiential workshops, …

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Creativity and Collaboration: Nick Sousanis on Comics and Classrooms  ☆

On Friday afternoon, comics artist and TC doctoral student, Nick Sousanis, stood in front of a room of educators, art-educators, and artists, and conducted a discussion of the aesthetic, philosophical, and pedagogical elements that go into creating his comics. His images reject simple illustration, instead searching for ways to “use visual metaphor in a narrative …

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Art Cart Artists Hit the Stage and the Salon 

Friday, April 29, 2011: Blogging live from the Flourishing In + Surviving the Creative Life panel discussion, moderated by TC Professor Joan Jeffri, Director and Founder, Art Cart:  Saving the Legacy. This was an amazing session where Professor Jeffri brought together a panel of creatives to illustrate the many different ways throughout their lifespans that …

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