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New Social Studies and Education Course Draws on Faculty, Inquiry and Central Park 

In the final class of the semester, a boisterous class of Social Studies students, clearly enjoying their fellow classmates and the course, were asked to give their carefully planned presentations. The course, “Social Inquiry: NYC’s Central Park”, posed the essential question, how does society deal with the rise of modernity? Students taking the course are …

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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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Art Practices: ‘Making’ in the Macy 55 Studio 

One of the best things about working in the Macy 55 studio was that I was able to continue my art practice along with my research. In my body of artwork, I’ve tried to bring attention to the details of everyday life to destabilize our surroundings and unfold layers of awareness. I would like to …

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Racial Literacy Roundtable: Educating Greatness 

It’s no secret that schools today are populated by students who carry their own unique stories and struggles to the classroom. What we may lack, however, is the space to talk about it. Six years ago, Assistant Professor of English Education Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D., and her Masters students realized they were not satisfied with …

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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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Spotlight on English and Education Ph.D. Student Eve Eure  ☆

Eve is a Teaching Assistant for the College Teaching of English course and a first year Ph.D. student. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College where she was a Portuguese and Brazilian Studies major and has degrees from the University of Chicago in Latin American Studies and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Fiction.

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Breaking Barriers: English Education Diversity Class Welcomes The Steinhardt School of Education  ☆

English Education’s Diversity class, taught by Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, recently welcomed special guests: 26 New York University Steinhardt School of Education undergraduates, along with their two professors, Dr. Suzanne Carothers (Director of the Undergraduate Childhood Program in Teaching & Learning at Steinhardt) and Ms. Susan Browne, (lead teacher at NYC's Children's Workshop school).

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Social Studies and Education “Race and Membership” Weekend Workshop With Facing History and Ourselves  ☆

Social Studies and Education recently hosted a two-day course, “Race and Membership,” facilitated by the international educational organization Facing History and Ourselves. “The partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and TC is an important one as it represents a joint activity with a group whose values resonate with ours: upholding social justice and addressing historical …

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Answering the Call for Chinese Educators 

TC’s Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages offers a cutting edge education in the pedagogy behind teaching Chinese to individuals seeking top-notch training by a world-class team of experts. Co-sponsored by the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs at TC, as well as the Chinese Language and Asia for Educators programs at …

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“The Teacher and the World: A Study of Cosmopolitanism as Education” Philosophy and Education Professor David Hansen’s Book Debuts  ☆

A chance for students to experience a variety of perspectives that will help them examine philosophical questions and concepts, the Colloquium in Philosophy and Education meets about seven times each semester and welcomes notable scholars in the field from around the world to share their own point of view. November 17th’s session was a particularly …

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INSTEP Art: Delving Deeper and Making Connections  ☆

This summer, students in the INSTEP Art program had the opportunity to participate in an inventive workshop with Maine-based artist Lissa Hunter. With numerous residencies, exhibitions, fellowships, and awards on her resume, Hunter brought a wealth of experience and creativity with her to the workshop. Her own work, which includes drawing, basket making, and a …

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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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Art & Art Education Curriculum Design Course: Connecting the Practice to Theory  ☆

Taught by Dr. Razia Sadik, TC alumna and Macy Gallery Director, the Art & Art Education Curriculum Design course was enhanced in Spring 2011 in two critical ways: The first advancement was the addition of a studio component which took the form of a co-requisite studio course. As Professor Sadik explains, “We are doing practice-based …

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In the Woods on Wednesday, February 16th 5-7pm, Milbank Chapel. 

...In the Woods is a mysterious, existential feature film journey: a walk into the unknown. It offers a highly creative way to tell a story and interact with the cinematic experience. Set in the woods and with original vocalizations by Yoko Ono, the film hosts a star-studded cast of award-nominated actors; Grammy-winning musicians and activists; …

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CLASS: My Canon: Reflections on Formative Influence 

My Canon: Reflections on Formative Influence (A&HH4199 – Spring 2011, Tuesdays, 7:20-9:00 p.m.) On the place of Reflection in the world of Research Spring 2011, Robbie McClintock will complete his active service on the Teachers College faculty trying to sum up what he has learned during 50 years as a student and a professor here. …

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CLASS: “Storying” Lives Across Modes of Discourse 

A&HA 4086 Current Issues and Practices in Art Education: “Storying” Lives Across Modes of Discourse Prof. Olga Hubard Kiki Smith, Mine, 1999. ⓒ Kiki Smith, photo courtesy of PaceWildenstein, New York Tuesday 07:20pm-09:00pm, 2-3 credits · How might life stories--ours, our students’--matter in education? · How can engagements with …

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CLASS: Teaching About Africa With Film and Service Learning 

Teaching About Africa With Film and Service Learning (Currently listed as Service Learning: The African Context) Instructor: Ellen Livingston A&HW 5050.003 (CRN 51863) Intended primarily for pre-service and in-service secondary teachers, this course will examine the broad themes of African history and a variety of current issues that demand attention in today’s classrooms.  The course …

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CLASS: Philosophy and Education 

Below are three spring courses offered by the Program in Philosophy and Education.  They are open to Masters and Doctoral students from across the College.  No prior philosophical training is required, although some background in the humanities will be helpful.  The main requisites are a passion for reading and for trying to think deeply and …

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CLASS: Tech Trends In Art Education 

A&HA 4089: Tech Trends In Art Education Section 001: Teaching and Learning with the Web (CRN 51286, Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM) investigates the web as an environment for teaching and learning. The question we’ll ask is: how can we engage the web to enhance our effectiveness and enjoyment of the teaching process? First is to see …

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CLASS: Advanced Language Study: Academic Speaking 

A&HT 4500.002 CRN 51466 Wednesdays, 3:00 to 4:40pm 1 or 2 credits Instructor: Sarah Creider Course description: This course will help students develop the communication skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and beyond. We will focus on presentation skills in an academic context, using a combination of practice sessions, role plays, and discussions to …

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