Marit Dewhurst - City College of New YorkPresentation Transcript
Dr. Marit Dewhurst
International Symposium on Connecting Young People & Cultural Institutions
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
October 14, 2010
I’ve Been to the Mountain Top Exploring Museums, Youth, and Theory
Theory. Don’t be scared.
Ticket to Theory
Museums, Youth, and ______________.
Museums, Youth, and Art Education .
Cognitive thinking skills
Museums, Youth, and Art Education . Start here: Maxine Greene, Elliot Eisner, Project Zero, Dipti Desai, Kerry Freedman, Paul Duncum, Olivia Gude
Museums, Youth, and Youth Empowerment .
Roles & Responsibilities
Museums, Youth, and Youth Empowerment . Start here: Lissa Soep, Shirley Brice Heath & Adelma Roach, Shawn Ginwright, Barry Checkoway, Steve Goodman
Museums, Youth, and Community Development .
Meeting people where they are
From the bottom up
Museums, Youth, and Community Development . Start here: Arlene Goldbard, Martin Luther King Jr., Myles Horton, John McKnight
Museums, Youth, and Civic Engagement .
Active agents vs. passive subjects
Spectrum of participation
Museums, Youth, and Civic Engagement . Start here: Miranda Yates, James Youniss, Robert Putman, Pam Korza, Animating Democracy Project
Museums, Youth, and Critical Pedagogy .
Questioning the system
Change the system
Action & Reflection
Museums, Youth, and Critical Pedagogy . Start here: Paolo Freire, bell hooks, Antonia Darder, Peter McLaren, Joe Kincheloe
Make 2 new friends. Share 1-2 connections that you noticed between the theories and what you do or strive for when working with youth in museums.
Art Education: creativity, imagination, cognitive skills, different perspectives, visual literacy Youth Development: roles & responsibilities, decision-makers, collegial pedagogy, authentic/professional problems Community Development: meeting people where they are, from the bottom up, collaborative, multiples perspectives Civic Engagement: active agents vs. passive subjects, spectrum of participation, civic dialogue Critical Pedagogy: co-constructed knowledge, questioning the system, change the system, action & reflection Museums, Youth, and ______________.