San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Teaching and learning art in higher education has become the institutional topic of a number of conferences in recent years, as it has gone through significant cultural, technological and economic changes. The Remixing Art Education Symposium will focus on these changes; explore their antecedents and search for meaningful responses, as they are relevant to teaching and learning studio art at the college level today.
The symposium is organized by Associate Professor Richard Jochum from the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University, in conjunction with the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, and will take place at Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027, from April 11 to April 12, 2014. Contributions will respond to the guiding questions and include short presentations and workshops to provoke conversation. Student voices will be an integral part of the symposium so as to provide a deeper understanding of their needs and expectations for learning and teaching in the arts.
The overarching questions will be:
What is the role of the artist in today's society and what is his/her extended role as an educator?
What are the issues that higher art education faces today?
What does it mean to teach and what do teachers need to learn?
How can we develop and implement critical and creative pedagogies meaningfully?
In which way can we best nurture teachers, students and collaboration in learning?
As collaboration and communities gain increasing importance, how do we break boundaries of institutional teaching?
Session 1 · Friday, April 11, 2014, Theme: What does it mean to be an artist in our society? What do students need to learn and know in order to be successful in their artistic lives?
8:00 am: Registration and breakfast.
9:00 am - 9:30 am: Opening plenary session, opening remarks. Keynote address.
9:30 am - 11:00 am: Short presentations, 10 minutes each.
11:00 am - 11:15 am: Coffee break.
11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Responses with break-out groups.
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch.
Session 2 · Friday, April 11, 2014, Theme: What does it mean to teach?
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Short presentations, 10 minutes each.
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Coffee break.
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm: Short workshops: Learning Something in Ten Minutes.
4:15-5:15 pm: Responses and break-out groups.
Reception, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Macy Gallery, The Artist as Educator. An exhibition of exemplary collaborations between teaching artists and their students, responding to the questions: What does it mean to be an artist-teacher? How can teaching and art-practice instigate each other and co-exist?
Session 3 · Saturday, April 12, 2014, Theme: What are the questions we are all thinking about as we are looking to the next 3, 5, 10 years of preparing artists (at the college level)?
9:00 am - 10:30 am: Short presentations, 10 minutes each.
10:30 am -10:45 am: Coffee break
10:45 am - 11:45 am: Responses with break-out groups.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Student Panel, Educating Artists.
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Wrap up session.
A publication of proceedings coming out of the symposium is planned for 2015.
Registration fee for presenter participation $200. Presenters will in return receive a honorarium of $400. Student and low-income admission (non-presenting artists and educators) $30. Half-day admissions for low-income artists and educators $10.
For questions, inquiries, or if you are interested in participating/presenting, please contact
Ms. Geraldine Fabris, firstname.lastname@example.org.