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    The Department of Arts & Humanities welcomes you to Teachers College, Columbia University.

    The department, which encompasses nine academic programs, views the study of education as broad and vital. Here, intellectual and creative ideas and practices extend beyond the traditional concerns of schooling. Thus, each program shares a concern with the learner¹s construction of knowledge, the art and methods of teaching, the realities of the contemporary classroom, the relationship of schools to their communities, and the underlying philosophies of school reform.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the educational philosophy of the Japanese contemporary thinker, Minoru Murai. His theories are well known in Japanese philosophical circles. However, his educational philosophy has never been translated, likely due to profound cultural differences. This lecture attempts to explain the fundamental question that his philosophy asks of education, ...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the weekend of October 3 – 4, 2014, researchers, graduate students and colleagues alike gathered at TC for creating a collaborative learning space once again: We proudly held The 4th annual meeting of LANSI (The Language and SocialInteraction Working Group). The topics discussed varied from classroom discourse to medical office interaction, from flirtation on ...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

What do you think of when you hear a familiar song? Does a vivid memory play before your eyes? How do you react to the lyrics? Do you start singing and hope those around you will join in? The ability of a song to forge connections and evoke recollections is potent no matter your age ...

Monday, July 28, 2014

The second Macy Gallery exhibition of the Spring 2014 semester, Art Studio Feast: Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things was on display from February 24th – March 21st. Along gallery walls and atop low pedestals were displayed works created by students in the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center (RGC): different materials, recycled objects, and fragments ...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Interviewed and written by Tim Ignaffo Dr. Winston Thompson is a graduate of the Philosophy and Education Program (2011). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at NYU. He has also taught at Hofstra and Teachers College. ...