EDUC 6553: Survey of LCI (Lincoln Center Initiative) Practice (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

What is imaginative learning? Why is it important for my students to study works of art? In this introductory course, participants will explore the answers to these questions through an experiential workshop around Ghostcatching, a work of art choreographed and performed by Bill T. Jones in collaboration with digital artists Shelley Eshkar and Paul Kaiser, and through the Capacities for Imaginative Learning, which are a set of possible outcomes that may occur when aesthetic education is used in the study of an artwork. Aesthetic education is the basis of Lincoln Center Institute's approach to teaching and learning. Once you have some idea of imaginative learning through aesthetic education, its practice, and possible outcomes, you will be ready to learn more about how Lincoln Center Institute approaches creating curriculum. You will explore how the Institute plans its instructional units, including the use of multimedia and multidisciplinary resources to deepen your connections to Ghostcatching. You will utilize what you have learned in the first module of the course, as well as view the work of Institute teaching artists and teachers in elementary, middle, and secondary education, to help you understand this unique approach to curriculum that opens possibilities for learning.