Education 819: Studies in Teacher-Student Interaction

Northrop Frye suggests that two of the responsibilities of the educated imagination are to understand and be understood.  This course embraces that belief. It will focus on the use of psychological type to both understand the self and other; and to develop skill in being understood...

Education 832: The Art and Discipline of Writing and Teaching Writing

Through narrative inquiry and traditional study, students develop a deep understanding of and appreciation for and ability to access composition as an artistic experience and a teachable craft which promotes self-understanding and influences how others appraise one's worth.

This course is taught alternately for Arts Education Students and Curriculum and Instruction Students.  It is compulsory for Arts students and an elective for Curriculum students.

In the C and I offering, this course is open to and useful for all graduate students engaged in the task of professional writing (thesis, articles, grants). .

Education 850: Creativity and Education

This course would be useful for artists who want to understand their own artistic process; teachers who want to increase their ability to foster creativity in the classroom; students earning a

Masterís Degree in the Fine Arts program; anyone wanting to hone their writing skills.

Education 944: Aesthetic Ways of Knowing and Education

This course explores, critically, the historical and emergent role and responsibility of the arts in human development, learning and   personal transformation. Aesthetic ways of knowing with a focus on metaphor, imagination and archetype are examined together with various Indigenous and cultural perspectives.  The course will consider how differing conceptions of art and the work of artists can influence and have value for education and society, and in particular for arts education and educational researchers.

New Course as part of the new PhD Program in Arts Education to begin spring of 2011: Cultural, Indigenous and Epistemological Perspectives in the Arts and Arts Education

This course explores the historical and emergent role and responsibility of the arts in human development, learning and personal transformation.  It examines aesthetic ways of knowing, being and doing with focus on metaphor, imagination and archetype. Indigenous perspectives will be explored examining the arts as pedagogue, physician and priest.  A study of how differing perspectives of art have influenced education and society, historically and presently, with an attempt to answer the question: "what are the vapors of influence in art for us as artists/educators/researchers?"


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