Learning\Teaching as a Creative Act: A Pedagogy of Trust

| February 19, 2013

Join facilitators William Bauer and Michael Joviala for the inaugural meeting of…

A Performing Arts Learning and Teaching Exchange

When: March 2, 2013; 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Bloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th Street, New York, NY 10025

How much: No cost, pre-registration required

For educators who want to integrate their creativity and their teaching gifts into a dynamic interactive learning process, our goals will be to explore the specific twists and turns a creative lesson can take when you empower your students to play with the raw materials of art. We hope to bring together artists of all stripes—performing artists in particular: actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, improvisers, storytellers—united by their dedication to inspiring students to create.

Artists committed to deepening our teaching practice in a mutual learning community, we seek to discover new ways to invest it with the expressive force of our art. If you yearn to realize the aesthetic potential of your teaching practice by engaging your students in the creative act and enlivening your interactions with them, then join us as we develop fresh ways to catalyze the dynamic interactive processes that make learning a creative act.

Here are our guiding questions:

  • What can I do as a teacher to embolden my students to engage in learning creatively, immediately, spontaneously?
  • How may I design a dynamic interactive process that my students will experience as a pathway into their own learning and creativity?
  • How may such processes empower my students to bring their creativity and their lived experience to bear on their growth as human beings, and vice versa?
  • From the wide array of emerging possibilities that present themselves in real time during such a process, which ones should I, the teacher, pursue?

To attend, please use the comment box to tell us briefly about yourself as teacher and artist. We are especially interested in your goals as an educator. Feel free to include any questions you have.

Know someone who might be interested? If so, we invite you to forward a link to this blog. Thanks!

Michael and Bill