NYU Steinhardt

The Teaching Artist

  • Course Number: MPAET-GE 2953
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 3
  • Description: An increasing number of arts institutions, community based organizations, schools & colleges are recognizing the important role of the arts as an essential part of the educational process. The course will introduce students to the basic issues implicit to the collaboration between artists & teachers in an educational setting. It will examine the different perspectives from which artists & teachers often view each other & their work; & will encourage students to identify the common ground that exists in respect to both aims & processes. It will introduce students to some of the fundamental pedagogical issues that confront teachers & artists alike (e.g. the role & relative merits of didacticism, self-discovery, creative expression, freedom, discipline, structure, & cultural relativity etc.) & equip them with some practical strategies & approaches to such tasks & challenges as defining objectives, planning lessons, leading discussions, general classroom management, & the maintenance of a productive learning environment.
  • Old Course Number: E17.2953