Marit Dewhurst - City College of New York

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Marit Dewhurst - City College of New York

  1. 1. <ul><li>Dr. Marit Dewhurst </li></ul><ul><li>Blikopeners/Eye-openers </li></ul><ul><li>International Symposium on Connecting Young People & Cultural Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam </li></ul><ul><li>October 14, 2010 </li></ul>I’ve Been to the Mountain Top Exploring Museums, Youth, and Theory
  2. 2. Theory. Don’t be scared.
  3. 4. Ticket to Theory
  4. 6. Museums, Youth, and ______________.
  5. 7. Museums, Youth, and Art Education .
  6. 8. <ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Different perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Literacy </li></ul>Museums, Youth, and Art Education . Start here: Maxine Greene, Elliot Eisner, Project Zero, Dipti Desai, Kerry Freedman, Paul Duncum, Olivia Gude
  7. 9. Museums, Youth, and Youth Empowerment .
  8. 10. <ul><li>Roles & Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Decision-makers </li></ul><ul><li>Collegial Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic/Professional Problems </li></ul>Museums, Youth, and Youth Empowerment . Start here: Lissa Soep, Shirley Brice Heath & Adelma Roach, Shawn Ginwright, Barry Checkoway, Steve Goodman
  9. 11. Museums, Youth, and Community Development .
  10. 12. <ul><li>Meeting people where they are </li></ul><ul><li>From the bottom up </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple perspectives </li></ul>Museums, Youth, and Community Development . Start here: Arlene Goldbard, Martin Luther King Jr., Myles Horton, John McKnight
  11. 13. Museums, Youth, and Civic Engagement .
  12. 14. <ul><li>Active agents vs. passive subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum of participation </li></ul><ul><li>Civic dialogue </li></ul>Museums, Youth, and Civic Engagement . Start here: Miranda Yates, James Youniss, Robert Putman, Pam Korza, Animating Democracy Project
  13. 15. Museums, Youth, and Critical Pedagogy .
  14. 16. <ul><li>Co-constructed knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning the system </li></ul><ul><li>Change the system </li></ul><ul><li>Action & Reflection </li></ul>Museums, Youth, and Critical Pedagogy . Start here: Paolo Freire, bell hooks, Antonia Darder, Peter McLaren, Joe Kincheloe
  15. 18. 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.
  16. 19. 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 ______________.
  17. 20. Back on the ground.

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