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Course #1: Introduction to Imaginative Learning: Entering the Study of Works of Art


What is imaginative learning? Why should my students study works of art? Why is it important? In this introductory course, participants will explore the answers to these questions through an experiential workshop around Ghostcatching, a work of art choreographed and performed by Bill T. Jones in collaboration with digital artists Shelley Eshkar and Paul Kaiser, and through the Capacities for Imaginative Learning, which are a set of possible outcomes that may occur when aesthetic education is used in the study of an artwork. Aesthetic education is the basis of Lincoln Center Institute's approach to teaching and learning.

Competencies

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Lincoln Center Institute practice of aesthetic education;
  • Begin to relate this process to imaginative learning;
  • Consider how education for the imagination relates to their own teaching; and
  • Understand how the Capacities for Imaginative Learning can be incorporated in lessons in a manner that opens up possibilities for learning.


Course #2: Teaching for Imaginative Learning: Creating Curriculum


Now that you have some idea of imaginative learning through aesthetic education, its practice, and possible outcomes, you are ready to learn more about how Lincoln Center Institute approaches creating curriculum. In this course, you will explore how the Institute plans its instructional units, including the use of multimedia and multidisciplinary resources to deepen your connections to Ghostcatching. You will utilize what you have learned in the introductory course, as well as view the work of Institute teaching artists and teachers in elementary, middle, and secondary education, to help you understand this unique approach to curriculum that opens possibilities for learning.

Competencies

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn to plan instructional units using Lincoln Center Institute's approach to imaginative learning through aesthetic education;
  • Consider personal, social, and cultural connections to a work of art, and use them to help plan experiential lessons;
  • Explore multimedia resources to help plan their lessons; and
  • Identify the ways in which the arts can serve as a gateway to imaginative learning and higher-order thinking skills.


Course #3: Integrating Curriculum and Pedagogy for Imaginative Learning


In the past two courses, you have been introduced to imaginative learning, the study of works of art, and Lincoln Center Institute's process for creating curriculum. Prior to trying this work on your own, we'd like you to spend time creating truly rich lessons that connect to your curriculum and your students' lives in a variety of ways. We will also introduce you to "Guiding the Noticing," an important part of LCI's teaching practice, so you can begin to think about how to integrate your curriculum and pedagogy to foster imaginative learning.

Competencies

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Craft at least four lessons around a work of art that are grade-appropriate and allow for differentiated learning;
  • Scaffold these lessons into an instructional unit based on a line of inquiry;
  • Understand the process of guiding noticing and the variety of ways in which noticing deeply can be incorporated into imaginative learning;
  • Guide students' noticing in multiple ways; and
  • Teach students to guide noticing with their peers.


Course #4: Imaginative Learning in your Classroom


In this final course in Lincoln Center Institute's series, you get the chance to try out what you've learned in the previous three courses with the guidance of the course facilitator and the support of your online learning community. Experiment with bringing Ghostcatching to life in your classroom, reflect on what you and your students have learned, and set out to bring imaginative learning through aesthetic education to your classroom on a regular basis. The only limit is your own imagination!

Competencies

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct and assess lessons they have developed around the study of Ghostcatching;
  • Introduce rubrics developed for student reflection on, and ownership of, The Capacities for Imaginative Learning;
  • Upload digital photos to the computer and attach to file; Identify works of art that are rich enough for study through aesthetic education;
  • Identify significant people and organizations who can help then advocate for this work; and
  • Imagine what a school suffused with imaginative learning through aesthetic education might be.
These online courses made possible by generous grants to Lincoln Center Institute from the Verizon Foundation and from the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.
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