Thinking about teaching, learning, and study.
This essay argues, through various personal anecdotes, for a university in which our work and lives would turn away from impersonal professionalism and more towards a praxis where we would recognize better, as Brantley Bryant has written, that our “very strength, our very expertise, comes from darkness, indeterminacy, unmarketably disastrous…[Read more]
A syllabus for an undergraduate course, taught in English, on the visual culture (primarily film, photography, and aesthetic theory) of the Weimar Republic. The course is housed in German Studies and crosslisted with Art History, Cinema, and other departments.
This study examines factors influencing the decision of an academic major and/or minor by undergraduate students at a private university location in Central Texas. A total of 386 students taking courses in the university’s College of Business were surveyed. Participants were asked to provide the top five factors influencing their choice in an a…[Read more]
On applying the language learning method “Where Are Your Keys?” (WAYK) to the teaching of Western Armenian at a community weekend school.
This is a digital project developed as part of the Spring 2019 MSU Digital Humanities Faculty Learning Community for use in an upcoming course on Soviet & East European Contemporary Art. The project equips students with the technical and conceptual tools for building and maintaining personal research collections for art history research.
With the advance of neoliberal globalization in the 1990s, lifelong learning emerged in the policy frameworks of the United States, Canada, and the EU. Neoliberal policies during this era worked to orchestrate personal development within the increasingly flexible processes of global capitalism, placing both within the rhythm of a personal life…[Read more]
The objects of science education are transformed, degraded and disappeared for many reasons, and sometimes take other things with them when they go. This close reading of an undergraduate physiology laboratory report demonstrates how the kymograph was never a stand-alone instrument, but intertwined with conceptual frameworks and technical skills,…[Read more]
If art, education, and research always – up to some extent – put us in contact with things yet to be known, yet to be thought, what to say about this anticipation of something taking place, especially if this something ought to take place through our work? In this talk, I approach this question through a series of vignettes – ethics, polit…[Read more]
In the last decade, there has been an international resurgence of interest in the philosophy of Louis Althusser. New essays, journalism, collections, secondary literature, and even manuscripts by Althusser himself are emerging, speaking in fresh ways to audiences of theorists and activists. Althusser is especially important in educational thought,…[Read more]
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited Witchcraft, Heresy, and Inquisition: The Prosecution of the ‘Otherness’ in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (14th-17th c.) in the group Education and Pedagogy on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
This module will deal with the study of a few texts written in Medieval and Early Modern Europe related to Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition. The main purpose of this course is to consider how some patterns and stereotypes in the European cultural history of the past use to appear also in our current times. The outline below gives the general…[Read more]
This short article offers a perspective on the social organization of repair and re-use of public infrastructures in the UK today by focusing on an former public library now transferred to a social enterprise which also hosts a repair centre for the processing of used household goods.
María Montes, musicologist expert in Medieval Music, interviewed me on April 6th, 2019 on my experience designing and teaching a course on Medieval Iberian Literature and History using the HBO Show “Game of Thrones” as a thematic axis.
In this Visual Arts Journal Invited Lecture, I conduct a reading of art education historiography through two concepts, dis-appearance and re-turn, as an attempt to think philosophical research in art education historically and historical research in art education philosophically.
This article shows how I have been lately combining my research in the cultural
history of the Spanish Middle Ages and Early Renaissance with the TV show Game
of Thrones for teaching purposes. I have been able to design a capstone seminar to
attract students interested in the popular medievalising TV fiction, proving them
than most of the…[Read more]
Andrew Newman started the topic CFP for MLA 2020: Cultural Work of Literature Instruction in the discussion Education and Pedagogy on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
Please consider submitting a proposal – soon! – for my proposed special session for MLA 2020 (the presidential theme is”Being Human”), on the literature in the history of education:
Teaching Humanity? The Cultural Work of Literature Instruction in the United States
Seeking papers that illuminate the cultural work of literature instruction,…
Nick Di Taranto started the topic Final Call – Apply for a NEH Summer Program in 2019! Deadline 3/1/19 in the discussion Education and Pedagogy on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars and Institutes broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to…[Read more]
In The War on Learning, Elizabeth Losh analyses recent trends in post-secondary education and the rhetoric around them. In an effort to identify educational technologies that might actually work, she looks at strategies including MOOCs, the gamification of subject matter, remix pedagogy, video lectures, and educational virtual worlds. Losh’s w…[Read more]
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