. . . and vice versa
Where Serendipity Happens
While listening to my local Hawaii Public Radio w/Beth Ann Kozlovich - specifically Town Hall show, the question of whether higher education is embracing cross-disciplinary, Project-based (PBL) learning and teaching.
A most resounding, yes. We just have to find them - and when we do, they are amazing experiences - and more often, they are embedded in the very culture of learning and teaching of the environment, not one-offs.
Here's one spectacular 3 minute-video from Loyola Marymount University - aka LMU - in Los Angeles. Check it out, my friends:
Here is link to podcast at HPR2: Town Square - Project Based Learning - PBL
"In the studio to make the case for Project-Based Learning are Executive Producer of the films Most Likely to Succeed and The Hunting Ground Ted Dintersmith, Founder and School Leader of the Honolulu public charter School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) Buffy Cushman-Patz, and Executive Director of the Buck Institute for Education Bob Lenz. "
Do also check out the podcast from Tony Wagner, co-author of Most Likely to Succeed and Expert-in-Residence of Harvard's Innovation Lab - at Hawaii Public Radio last month about
Check out the Kozlovich reference at about the 18 minute mark to Waldorf Education in the first podcast.
There is No Education Without the Arts - "The best education facilitates artistic
voice and creative habits of mind."
- "Once it is recognized that productive thinking
in any area of cognition is perceptual thinking,
the central function of art
in general education
will become evident."
-Rudolf Arnheim, Visual Thinking (p.296)
Parents/Teachers: Does Your Child/Student Have a Portfolio of Work?
"How the Arts Prepare Students for a Life's Work in Any Discipline - The 13 Thinking Tools
" . . . this is not a passive Art Appreciation class here, folks, but a case for active and continued making, doing, tinkering." (Editor's Note: This is a lecture and takes some time but worth it).
The Top Ten Skills Children Learn Through the Arts - 'nuff said