Education as Experimentation Symposium | Philosophy & Religion

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July 1, 2017

Education as Experimentation Symposium

This past June the Department of Philosophy and Religion co-sponsored The Education as Experimentation: Possibilities Beyond Outcome-Based Learning a symposium with the Onstead Institute and the Department of Art Education. The department contributed by giving a presentation on 'Philosophizing Impact'.

The Education as Experimentation Symposium brought together a unique gathering of art educators, artists, designers, philosophers, and arts professionals, featuring a select group of American and European scholars. These invited guests presented experimental protocols that involved attendees in an interactive exploration of educational possibilities. Rather than focusing on the generation of outcomes such as grades and other metrics, session leaders and attendees investigated the experience of education itself. The experimental protocols provided opportunities to perform creative and intellectual activities that looked to further elucidate what happens to the self--among both teachers and students--during moments of creation, study, tinkering, hacking, and other modes of sustained curiosity and awareness.