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Knowing Together is a project exploring dimensions of intimacy through collaborative photogrammetry, a technique for creating 3D scans of objects using a collection of photographs from different angles. The project began as a workshop in the Smith Learning Theater at Teachers College in September, 2018 and will launch as an exhibition on December 6, 2018. At the workshop, 35 participants ...
The distinctive smells of the school cafeteria are seared into the childhood memories of many adults, oftentimes with negative or unpleasant emotions attached. This is no less true for the teachers who are tasked daily with shepherding the nation’s children in and out of cafeterias across the country. With the United States Department for Agriculture reporting that nearly three-quarters of school-aged children qualify for free or reduced price lunch, ...
When it comes to art, often the way it is taught in the classroom and the way it is put into practice can feel very disconnected. Art & Art Education instructor and doctoral student Dahye Kim aims to bridge this gap through events like "Constructing a Praxis of Artist/Educator," hosted in the Smith Learning Theater. Part coll...
Having grown up amongst the dense forests of the German Palatinate, it’s no wonder that Kai Broderix spends his days both working with wood and doing it sustainably. Kai Broderix’s craftsmanship and bespoke commissions can be found in private and public spaces all across Australia, and since teaming up with San Francisco-based designer,
Launched in 2011, the Education Policy & Social Analysis program at Teachers College, or EPSA, unites the fields of economics, sociology, political science, and even law to comprehensively study education policy. From Pre-K to postsecondary education, the examination of the development, implementation, and effects of policy is crucial in order to promote more positive, in...
From the deep sea to the red planet, from The Metamorphosis to The Jungle, and from science experiments to podcast showcases, in 2018 the Smith Learning Theater molted its skin again and again to host a plethora of mind-stimulating events. After EdLab hosted a grand opening of the Learning Theater with its mission to Mars, many Teachers College groups took charge of the metamorphic space for their ...
When Ruth Gottesman joined the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine after completing her doctoral program at Teachers College in 1968, the concept of learning issues in children was entirely novel, and there was no practical screening test for early detection. What ...
One in four inner-city youth experience a murder before the age of 18. Complex and pervasive trauma surrounding physical, emotional, and sexual abuse holds teens captive but often remains invalidated and ignored. These are some of the worrying concepts brought to light by MindRight co-founder & COO, Alina Liao, and Direct...
When it comes to collaboration at work, at school, and on other creative and critical thinking endeavors, how does group size affect performance? To date, there is an abundance of research concerning process loss and gain in relation to group size for online environments including an empirical study of online problem solving by Mao, Mason, Suri, and Watts. Teachers...
Although the Networked and Online Learning Course meets in person only four times throughout the semester, Teachers College students won’t soon forget their hours spent in the Smith Learning Theater. The hybrid course utilizes the project method to explore the social dimensions of online learning. After three weeks of eng...