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Exploring Discourse Analysis 

Dr. Hansun Zhang Waring, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Teachers College, is bringing a wealth of learning opportunities to the discourse analysis research community. As founder of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI), Dr. Waring oversees a monthly meeting of professors, researchers, and students who come together to work on …

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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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Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History: December 2-4, 2011  ☆

This December an important Art Education History conference will be hosted at TC by the Program of Art and Art Education, under the direction of Professor Judith Burton and offered as a part of the annual Conversations Across Cultures series.

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Academic Conferences: TC Students, Faculty and Alumnae Share Their Experiences  ☆

Arts & Humanities students and faculty were in heavy rotation this past academic year, presenting at leading academic conferences around the globe. About 60 A&H folks participated in 15+ conferences, bolstering TC’s legacy of intense involvement in the world of scholarly discourse.

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Aesthetics in the Classroom: PLATO Institute Session 

On June 28 and 29, TC hosted the first-ever PLATO Institute where 70+ scholars and practitioners from across the country and around the world (Turkey and Chile were both represented) gathered for a series of sessions focused on the pre-college instruction of Philosophy. The event was networking nirvana:  trailblazers in the field attended, with the …

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PLATO to Host Inaugural Institute at Teachers College, June 28-29 

PLATO (Philosophical Learning and Teaching) was launched in 2010 by the Committee for Pre-College Instruction of Philosophy (CPIP) of the American Philosophical Association (APA) with the founding goal of creating and connecting the growing network of practitioners and scholars who are engaged in pre-college instruction of Philosophy. This June 28-29 will mark PLATO’s first Institute, …

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This Week at TC: The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference (June 23-25)  ☆

The Society for the History of Children and Youth is an international scholarly organization that places current controversies involving children in historical perspective. The SHCY’s sixth biennial conference will take place June 23-25 at Teacher’s College. Admission for TC students and faculty is free of charge.

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“Art as a Human Necessity”: TC, MoMA and The Art Barge Sessions Celebrate the Life and Work of Victor D’Amico 

A pioneer in Art Education, TC alumnus and instructor Victor D'Amico (1904-1987) believed that art education for children should be based on making art, as opposed to the teaching of rote techniques. Throughout his long and storied career he began and taught scores of art workshops, classes and programs based on that idea. He was …

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The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference: June 23-25 at TC 

The Society for the History of Children and Youth’s sixth biennial conference, “The State of Children: Politics and Policies of Childhood in Global Perspective,” will take place on June 23-25, 2011 at Teachers College. Admission for TC students and faculty is free of charge.

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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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Bilingual/Bicultural Education Joins the Arts & Humanities Department 

Professor Maria E. Torres-Guzman, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program Coordinator, sees her field as evolving. And this evolution includes the very natural move of the program to the Arts & Humanities Department. “In the world, multilingualism is becoming more and more important. With the spread of English comes the need for preserving the languages of the world...it’s …

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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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Conference Happenings  ☆

Arts & Humanities students and faculty are in heavy rotation this season, presenting at the world’s leading academic conferences. Stay tuned for a series of articles that will recap these presentations and investigate TC’s impact on academia today.

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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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Imagination, Possibility, and Wide-awakeness: Maxine Greene’s Salon at the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium 

I have not seen Maxine Greene since the final day of the life-changing course that I took with her last Fall: Education and the Aesthetic Experience. And now here she is, perched in the middle of the stage, one delicate hand grasping the other across her belly. She looks fabulous—dressed to the nines, lipstick, gold …

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