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Professor Brian MacWhinney Sparks Discourse at 16th Annual APPLE Lecture 

Professor Brian MacWhinney. Photo by Margaret Ferrec.   If you have ever tried to master a new language, you might have realized that it is a gradual, and often frustrating process. Unfortunately, many researchers agree that acquiring a second language with fluency can only be achieved before adolescence, much to the dismay of adult learners. …

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Q&A with Professor Richard Jochum, Creative Technologies Symposium Organizer 

By Carie Donnelson In preparation for Art and Art Education’s third Creative Technology Symposium on Friday, May 6, we sat down with Organizer Richard Jochum, Associate Professor of Art & Education and Creative Technology Certificate (CTC) Coordinator to talk about its evolution. Here, Professor Jochum discusses the Creative Tech Symposium’s evolution, students as …

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Arts Administration Program Upholds Robust Professional and Academic Experiences 

It’s no secret that leaving the academic sphere and entering the formal workforce can be an intimidating yet necessary transition. That is why the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College developed their own in-house internship program, and have over the past three years reinvented the program to ensure students have a balance of academic …

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TESOL and BBE Student Symposium Showcases Intellect and Friendship 

A schism sometimes forms when two related but different fields of study develop misconceptions about one another. The Bilingual/Bicultural Education program at Teachers College holds close the idea that speaking multiple languages is indeed a strength, while the Applied Linguistics/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program puts particular emphasis on how languages are …

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Teaching Outside the Lines 

Teachers, today more than ever, are renegades, the champions of exploration and self-expression. In April, the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College coordinated a platform for today's classroom teachers called Conversations Across Cultures. Now in its third year, the symposium for emerging educators and seasoned professionals focused on the theme of Teaching Outside …

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Call for Master’s Student Proposals Deadline Approaches 

The deadline to turn in proposals to present at the 2nd Annual Bilingual/Bicultural Ed. & Applied Linguistics/TESOL Student Symposium is this Friday, March 13, by 5pm EST. This year's conference theme is “Language Instruction & Learning: Field Applications.”

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The Case for Expansive Learning with Bilingual Education 

“Hao Hao, what did you create?” “He didn’t create a landscape. He made a hand,” a friend says. “That is the giant’s hand,” says Hao Hao. “Why did you think of a giant’s hand as the landscape?” “It’s Buddha’s magic palm,” Hao Hao says as he gestures to the teacher candidate. “What’s Buddha’s magic palm?” …

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BBE & TESOL/AL Symposium: Foreign Language Learning from Different Perspectives 

Towards the end of Spring Term 2014, the Bilingual Bicultural Education (BBE) program and the TESOL/Applied Linguistics (TESOL/AL) program held their first joint symposium at which M.A. and Ed.M. students from both programs presented their work to the audience. While the TESOL/AL program has always been nested in the Department of Arts and Humanities, the …

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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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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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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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Creating Worlds with Photomontage 

Thursday, April 28, 2011…blogging live from the Creativity, Imagination + Innovation Symposium. I’ve just left the “Creating Worlds with Photomontage” experiential workshop, led by Assistant Professor of Art Education Olga Hubard. Amazing session—100% hands on.

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Socratic Conversation: Creativity, Imagination & Innovation 

In preparation for the Department of Arts and Humanities Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th, the Gottesman Libraries is hosting a series of creativity events and offerings. Among them, is the Socratic Conversation: Creativity, Imagination & Innovation, happening April 21st from 4-5pm in the Gottesman Libraries second floor Salon area.

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Steven Berlin Johnson Presentation at Creativity Symposium  ☆

The Department of Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce Steven Berlin Johnson’s presentation: Mapping the future-the impact of science, technology and media in modern life happening Friday, April 29th at 4pm at TC’s Cowin Center. The event is FREE and Open to the public and is part of the Creativity, Imagination and Innovation Symposium …

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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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