The Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University are pleased to announce our upcoming symposium “Art School, Critique 2.0,” which will take place November 18-19, 2014 at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our symposium will explore the role of critique within art schools as tools of learning, assessment and collaboration. How have the recent changes to the learning landscape—student-centered teaching models, collaborative ways of making and online classrooms—changed the nature and practice of critiques?
Professor Judith M. Burton and Associate Professor Richard Jochum invite contributions by artists, artist teachers, and educators that respond to the guiding questions. The symposium format will include short presentations, panels, and workshops to provoke conversation. Student voices will be an integral part of the symposium so as to provide a deeper understanding of their needs and expectations for learning and teaching in the arts.
Art School. Critique 2.0 will be a multi-faceted exchange of ideas with short presentations, panels, and workshops; it will explore multiple aspects of critique: its affordances and shortcomings; the artist as critic; and the role of critique in the curriculum.
The symposium will be the third in a series of recent symposia on teaching and learning of studio art in the 21st century. Acknowledging the need for professional development of artist- teachers, we will emphasize conversations rather than lectures, following an understanding of pedagogy as a practical concern rather than an institutional concept.
For more information, download our symposium brochure: Critique 2.0