Akea Brionne Brown, Jennifer Ferretti, Elle Perez, and Colette Veasey-Cullors (Panel) | Michael Marshall (Teaching & Learning)
Saturday, March 09 - 10:15AM to 11:15AM
Akea Brionne Brown, Jennifer Ferretti, Elle Perez, and Colette Veasey-Cullors, "Educational Reform: Challenging the Ideology of the 'American Dream', Equity, and Inclusion in Institutions and the Work Place" (Panel)
As the student population in American schools becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative that educators create a climate that considers diversity; in all of its forms. It is crucial that we confront the shortcomings within the traditional ideology of the American dream, by confronting the ways in which it has been largely inaccessible to marginalized groups, especially within the contemporary educational landscape. Creating a space where differences are highly valued, is essential to instilling cultural competency, inclusivity, communal inspiration, and an understanding that diversity is an essential component to the cultivation of our student's education in this global society.
Michael Marshall, "Interdisciplinary - Is it Just a Buzzword?" (Teaching & Learning)
"Interdisciplinary" has become a buzzword in academic circles as a way to make programs more current, to break down barriers between disciplines and address the world's most daunting challenges. It sounds good, but how do we put that into practice? What does an interdisciplinary curriculum look like? This talk will apply the framework of research on Significant Learning to propose rethinking how we build an art school curriculum.
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