CEHS Office of Research sponsors research colloquium featuring Mcintyre Latta
26 Feb 2012
Margaret Mcintyre Latta will speak about her recent book, Curricular Conversations: Play is the (MISSING) Thing.
Curricular Conversations is about play as a medium for teaching and learning that asks teachers and students to participate through adapting, changing, building and creating meaning. Its central theme is this: Play is the thing that brings aesthetic curricular complications near educators and their students, making the lived consequences very vivid, tangible, and possible.
Viewing curriculum as genuine inquiry into what is worth knowing, rather than simply a curricular document, this book explores the significances instilled and nurtured through aesthetic play, acting as sustenance for textured curricular conversations, holding catalytic power for investing in lives of passionate engagement with the world, understood as always in the making. Each chapter delves into the space a given artwork reveals. The artworks act as points of departure and/or generative vehicles, foregrounding the roles and possibilities of play within curricular conversations. The translations to the nature of curriculum across disciplines and interests and the lived consequences for learners, learning, and the future are considered, and the reasons to enter into and invest in aesthetic play are explicated.
Please join us from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Mabel Lee Hall 270, March 15.
College of Education and Human Sciences