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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.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Tucked away on the fourth floor of Macy Hall, faculty, staff and students of the Department of Arts and Humanities gathered to celebrate their annual holiday party. The modern installations of Macy Art Gallery mingled with buckets of colorful candy canes lining red and white draped tables. This months exhibition featured selected Teachers College student […]

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Five years ago, it would have been a scarce sight to find Latin American art on display in popular New York museums. Now due to recent economic proliferation in the region, it seems Latino art is springing up around the city. This is an evolving thing, says Pilar Riofrio, president of Association of Latin American […]

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Hao Hao, what did you create? He didnt create a landscape. He made a hand, a friend says. That is the giants hand, says Hao Hao. Why did you think of a giants hand as the landscape? Its Buddhas magic palm, Hao Hao says as he gestures to the teacher candidate. Whats Buddhas magic palm? […]

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This text was originally published here: By Jeff Farr Professors Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman introduced their new dialogue book, coauthored with Daisaku Ikeda, at Teachers College, Columbia University on November 15, 2014. Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century, published by Dialogue Path Press, brings together the pragmatism of Dewey with […]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pianist and composer Jo-Yu Chen (Music and Music Education Ed.D.C.T. 05) has released her third album, Stranger, on Okeh/Sony Records and has joined the renowned International roster of Steinway artists. Jo-Yu is the first Taiwanese jazz artist to be signed to a major record label and has been featured in prestigious concert halls, venues, and […]