[xmca] Call for Proposals: Popular Culture in the Classroom - Teach, Think, Play!

From: David Shaenfield (dshaen@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Nov 15 2006 - 12:58:12 PST

CALL FOR PROPOSALS POPULAR CULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM - TEACH, THINK, PLAY! MARCH 24-25, 2007 Teachers College, Columbia University www.tc.edu/ceoi/teachthinkplay Teach, Think, Play! is a conference and accompanying graduate course that aims to cover the kaleidoscopic range of contemporary youth media, popular arts, games, and street culture while updating the participants on past and emerging trends, examining their appeal, and identifying specific ways that popular culture has been and can be incorporated into curriculum and classroom practice, across all disciplinary areas. The event will encompass academic panels, dialog-based roundtables, and hands-on workshops, as well as interactive sessions with media celebrities designed to explore the production of popular culture. Presentation proposals are currently being accepted for this two-day event. Proposals should fit into one of the three following strands: TEACH Workshops led by teachers and organizations that have developed innovative and pedagogically meaningful ways to integrate popular culture into 5-12 and college curricula. THINK Attendees will explore the theory and research behind the use of popular culture for educational purposes. How much theory do we need to breathe contemporary life back into our accustomed practices? PLAY Prominent cultural figures will discuss the ways in which they produce creatively in their media. Attendees will explore which methods of media and cultural production can best be adapted to the classroom setting. Proposals for all three session strands are welcome from the following*: Arts, culture and media professionals. Education professionals (5-12 educators, museum educators, curriculum developers, professors, etc.). Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent graduates. Presenters may be working on masters or doctoral studies or may be collaborating with advisors or mentors on research projects. * Panels and workshops may include middle school, junior high, or high school students where appropriate. Proposals should include: name, mailing address, e-mail address, institutional and departmental affiliation, title of paper or project, the proposed strand and a 500-word abstract, to be sent no later than January 15, 2007. A limited amount of modest stipends are available for presenters based on need and quality of proposals. If you would like to be considered for this stipend, please submit an extra 50-75 word rationale for your need. To submit your proposal or request further information, please contact us at: TTP2007@gmail.com ____________________________________________________________________________________ Sponsored Link Mortgage rates near 39yr lows. $420k for $1,399/mo. Calculate new payment! www.LowerMyBills.com/lre
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