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Dr. Khalil Muhammad Visits TC  ☆

Citing Lewis Lapham’s claim in “Ignorance of Things Past” that Americans have “a wonderful talent for grand simplification,” Dr. Muhammad made an unimpeachable case for the significance of history, archival work, and the Schomburg center in undoing at least a century of historical oversimplification of the black experience in America, and the American experience writ …

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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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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class  ☆

A unique course offered in the Social Studies program this summer at Teachers College provided students with the opportunity to look at educationally themed films from a fresh angle. The class, called "Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic(?) Education on the Silver Screen," allowed participants to examine how these films can shape teachers’ ideas of …

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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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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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Social Issue Media Festival 

Another exciting upcoming event at TC! The Social Issue Media Festival asks: What moves us? How can you inspire someone in just a few minutes? How does the medium shape the message, and how does the message shape the medium? These questions are at the heart of the Social Issue Media Festival. Initiated as a …

The Symposium is just around the corner, and if the exciting events of Thursday and Friday weren't enough, TC will also be hosting the Social Issue Media Festival on Wednesday, April 27th from 5-6:30 with a reception to follow. If you're interested in creativity, this is another TC event that you should check out! Visit …

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Creativity Brown Bag 

How does creativity factor into the teaching of TESOL and Applied Linguistics? What about Social Studies or Technology? Professor Lori Custodero sat down with faculty from all over the college for two brown bag lunch discussions, on March 3rd and March 31st, to talk about the role of creativity in education and research across multiple …

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A conversation with Symposium co-chair, Professor Margaret Crocco 

A glimpse into what's behind the upcoming Creativity & Imagination Symposium...

Professor Crocco, co-chair of the event, shares some thoughts on the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium: What’s the goal… and why now? The Symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about the ways in which creativity, imagination, and innovation function throughout the educational enterprise. Premised on the notion of "ubiquitous creativity" and linking …

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The Department of Arts & Humanities Announces a New Blog 

As we ramp up for The Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium, being held April 28th & 29th at Teachers College, the Department of Arts & Humanities announces a new blog dedicated entirely to news and updates pertaining to the Symposium.

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Creativity, Imagination and Innovation in Education Symposium  ☆

With a philosophy firmly rooted in the belief that creativity is essential in all disciplines and knowledge-oriented societies, The Department of Arts and Humanities will host the Creativity, Imagination and Innovation in Education Symposium this April 28th and 29th at Teachers College. Aimed at both practitioners and scholars, the symposium will explore these concepts in …

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Creativity, Imagination and Innovation Symposium 

The Department of Arts and Humanities endorses the intrinsic value of creativity and imagination in education. To that end, we invite you to attend the Creativity, Imagination and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th. Thursday, April 28: 6 PM to 9 PM Reception in Macy Gallery Experiential Workshops in Creativity (Paint Images, Join a …

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