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A&H Alumnus Nick Sousanis on TC, Alternative Scholarship, and Serious Educational Comics 

Comics artist and educator Nick Sousanis is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Comics Studies at the University of Calgary. He received his doctorate in education in 2014, and he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Titled "Unflattening," it argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning, and it …

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Professor Ruth Vinz and “The Body Project”: SPI Summer Institute Session  ☆

On July 11-14, TC hosted the Student Press Initiative (SPI) Summer Institute, where 75+ educators of all disciplines gathered to learn about teaching writing, project-based curriculum, and the process of publishing student work. According to Christine Gentry, SPI Curriculum Consultant and Ph.D. Candidate in English Education, the event program had something of a “braided” focus, …

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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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Creativity, Play, and the Imagination Across Disciplines 

This May, Teachers College will be host to an exciting forum for educators, artists, scholars, and game-makers to come together and share their ideas for how creativity, imagination, and play can inspire new ways of thinking in a broad array of domains. Creativity, Play, and the Imagination Across the Disciplines will be held May 26-28 …

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