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Kinesthetic Learning Course: Experiental Methods & Practices

Catalog Description: Examination, application, and analysis of the methods and benefits of the kinesthetic teaching style; including educational theory, purpose, and practice. Students will conduct research projects that involve designing, developing, and implementing psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skill building lesson plans using kinesthetic methods. Attending a live dance performance is required. Offered annually. Course Overview: This is a research course with a service learning component. The class format includes lecture and discussion, reading the text and recommended handouts, viewing videos, studio work, and practical experiences at the college and in community settings in the form of service learning projects. Learning…

Sculpture in the Social Field SL Course

Course Description: This is a studio course designed to provide the beginning sculpture student with a foundation in sculptural processes and theories that contribute to the current field of sculpture with an emphasis on social practice, viewer participation, and broad inclusion. In this class we will work to define a field of sculpture and then survey its aspects, including process, material, ethics, historical contributions, the current zeitgeist (look it up, it will be on the quiz), and professional practices. Students will create elementary and advanced spatial constructions using a variety of tools, materials, and methods as the above topics are…

Visual Art & Social Entrepreneurship SL Course

COURSE UNDERPININGS Social entrepreneurs are innovators who focus on designing and creating concrete products and services that address social needs and problems. Unlike scalable startups the goal of a social entrepreneur is to seed awareness of organizer collaboration and effective business models for creating micro-enterprise. The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) located in the middle of the community will serve as a secure place to foster, stimulate and sustain the “culture” of place through the management of an accessible maker-space and workshop. The culture of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay (southeast Baltimore City) and northeast Anne Arundel County is fragmented and complicated by the…

Making Value Visible: Excellence in Campus-Community Partnerships in the Arts, Humanities, and Design

This study, commissioned by Imagining America, sets forth what practitioners themselves believe to be the characteristics of excellence in campus-community partnerships in the arts, humanities, and design. The report finds that at the core of excellence is learning and knowledge-making through reciprocal relationships. Sociable learning yields three types of negotiated complexity that seem to be intrinsic to the experience of excellent partnerships: a sense of spatial mobility, an aesthetics of practice, and richly detailed documentation.Koch, C. (2005). Making Value Visible: Excellence in Campus-Community Partnerships in the Arts, Humanities, and Design. Imagining America: Arts & Scholars in Public Life. Full Report.

Publicly Engaged Scholarship in the Humanities, Arts and Design

This pamphlet provides an overview of how colleges and universities are expanding and deepening the role that publicly engaged scholarship in the humanities, arts, and design can play in contributing to positive change in the communities and regions within which higher education institutions exist. Through the lens of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, the only national coalition working explicitly at the nexus of publicly engaged scholarship and the humanities, arts, and design, author Jamie Haft exemplifies the range of work as it is practiced through courses, projects, programs, centers, institutes, and institution-wide initiatives. Haft, J. (2012). Publicly Engaged Scholarship…

Theatre Collaboration

Course Description The integration and application of principles of theatre collaboration. Students participate in the collaborative creation of a play production while examining the ideas/principles of social justice, community, and the immigration issues in Charlotte. The process results in a final class project/presentation. Course Context The population of Charlotte, North Carolina has doubled since 1990 to almost 1 million residents. The immigrant population has increased 560%, making Charlotte, North Carolina one of the most popular immigrant destinations in the country. As the multi-cultural immigrant influx is new to the traditionally bi-racial culture of Charlotte, this community is at a crossroads…

Creative Movement and Rhythms

“No one if perfectly healthy, Imagination frees us, Creation renews us, Creativity Heals Us.” – Author Unknown Course Notice: This course meets the requirements of a Tier II Course in the Artistic Expression and Critical Appreciation Context. This course has been enhanced to include a service learning component. WC students will gain a greater understanding of the elements of creative movement by serving as movement teachers and facilitators for residents and program participants at various community sites. Course Description: An introduction to the elements of creative movement through lecture, reading, activity experiences, experimentation, observation, and discussion. Students will explore movement forms as more…

Black Literatures

Course Description This course explores literature from the African diaspora – particularly West Africa, the U.S., and the Caribbean. A range of questions will guide our discussion including: What constitutes the African diaspora? What is the relationship between diaspora and nation? What are the connections between the African diasporas in the construction of a black identity? We will read fiction and drama from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Jamaica, Haiti, England, and the U.S. (among other countries) with protagonists who often look to Africa and/or the ancestors for renewal and empowerment. Among the themes we will explore are oral…

US/Brazil Consortia Seminar: Sustainability in Urban Communities of Poverty

Introduction/Background This seminar will be the final of three annual fall courses addressing the revitalization of Syracuse’s Near Eastside Neighborhood. Students and faculty will work hand-in-hand with Eastside Neighbors in Partnership (ENIP), a community development organization that works with a severely challenged neighborhood on the city’s east side. The seminar is a component of the US/Brazil Design Research Consortia, which includes ESF, two Brazilian universities (the University of Brazil and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SuI) and Perul State. These four programs have been working together for the past three years to explore the multi-faceted topic of “Sustainable Urban…

Arts and Community Development

INTRODUCTION This course utilizes the principles of academic Service-Learning to introduce students to the theory and practice of the arts as a vehicle for community-cultural development. As part of the course, the students will undertake fieldwork and research in an arts-based community project through direct contact and collaboration with established community based organizations (CBOs) that have within each of their missions explicit goals of community-cultural development. The instructors have identified and established partnerships with five CBO’s in Chicago, each of which has expressed a felt-need for increased research into the work they conduct to enhance tbe impact their efforts have…

Field Methods in Ethnomusicology: Music and Islam in West Philadelphia

Music 650-250 Field Methods in Ethnomusicology: Music and Islam in West Philadelphia This is a syllabus in modification through the course of the semester as we creatively respond to the requirements of our community partners – this kind of flexibility is supported by web technology, rather than paper, because updating is pretty easy. So the syllabus is different from the start of the semester. What you see is literally reflective of where this project is now on March 21, 2008! Blackboard is an indispensable tool in this class. To access use the following url: www.courseweb.library.upenn.edu To login you need your…

Teaching Movement in the Schools

Institution: University of Montana Discipline: Dance / Education / Physical Education Title: Teaching Movement in the Schools Instructor: Karen Kaufmann Model: Discipline-based Rating: 5 out of 5 DA 427 Teaching Movement in the Schools Course Requirements Class Attendance Attendance is extremely important. More than two absences will lower your grade. If you miss a class, it’s your responsibility to get the material you missed from someone else in the class. Lesson Plans (15%) Write 3 original “practice” lesson plans (specify age levels) “Space” due: September 18 “Time” due: October 1 “Energy” due: October 10 (peer assessment) Mid term Exam (20%)…

Opera Workshop

Opera Workshop INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Pearl Yeadon Emy OFFICE: Ellis 218 SMSU: 836-5881 Cell: (417) 496-6460 Email: pmy595f@smsu.edu COURSE DESCRIPTION Opera Workshop (MUS 193, 293, 393, 493) is designed as a training medium for young singers. The fundamentals of stage technique, movement, directing, and acting for the singer are emphasized, as well as basic technical training in set design, costumes, makeup and props. Opera solos, ensembles, scenes, one-acts and full length productions are prepared and performed on campus. The SMSU student is introduced to varying historical periods of opera, as well as different styles from verismo to modern atonal music. All…

Curriculum Models and Assessment in Art

Kennesaw State University School of the Arts/Bagwell College of Education ARED 4410 Curriculum Models and Assessment in Art I. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Sandra Bird Office in VA: 232 Office phone: 770-423-6435 Email: sbird@kennesaw.edu Office hours: MW 10 to 11, or by appointment II. TEXTS AND SUPPLIES: Dunn, P. (1995). Creating Curriculum in Art. Reston, VA: The National Art Education Association. Some readings/research will be available via internet. Additional readings will be copied and distributed to students. III . CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to prepare prospective art teachers to be able to plan and organize effective art programs and curricula,…

Development of Literacy in the Visual Arts

California State University, Los Angeles ART 400 Development of Literacy in the Visual Arts (with service learning) Instructor: Dr. Carol Jeffers, Professor of Art Education Office/Hours: FA 357, Mon./Wed. 2-4 pm Phone/Fax/Email: 323-343-4021, 323-343-4045, gjeffers3@aol.com or cjeffer@calstatela.edu Course Objectives: 1) To empower students (pre service teachers) to connect meaningfully with art and understand it as the carrier of social, cultural, political, spiritual themes; to understand art as the teller and creator of human stories, great and small. 2) To empower students to connect meaningfully with area youngsters through art and to gain experience in facilitating the children’s learning during their…

Visual Rhetoric

Visual Rhetoric Professor: Dr. Brooke Hessler Email: bhessler@okcu.edu Box: Walker Center (WC) 248 Office: WC 214 Office Hours: MWF 10-11 AM and by appt. Office Phone: 405-521-5330 Course Purpose & Scope Our course is an enriched version of Composition II designed to challenge you to communicate visually as well as textually. Through a series of individual and collaborative research and writing projects, you will: Extend the academic research and writing knowledge you learned in Composition I (including the development and analysis of summaries, reports, and arguments); Employ a range of rhetorical strategies to analyze and create visual texts; Identify and…

Community Projects in the Arts and Humanities

Email: scobey@umich.edu T, Th 10-11:30 Ostafin Room, West Quad Arts of Citizenship: 232C West Hall This course is an experiment in community-based teaching and learning. On the one hand, it is a practicum for collaborative public projects in the arts and humanities; on the other hand, it is a seminar that explores the significance of culture in community life and the promise and problems of collaboration between universities and communities to create new cultural resources. The Projects Practicum: This section of UC 313 sponsors four projects, all organized by the UM Arts of Citizenship Program. Each of you will work…