Pratt's Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning fosters a collaborative faculty community that builds on current best pedagogical practices across all disciplines and teaching modalities at Pratt: classroom, studio pedagogy, experiential learning, group-work, field-trips, and more. The Center aims to create an interdisciplinary and reflective learning environment to address important and often difficult issues in a diverse classroom. The CTL’s guiding values are community, reflection and action.

The Center is ultimately guided by a commitment to promote contemplative and reflective teaching that supports social justice through critical, inclusive, and embodied practices with teachers who are passionate about their course content and also intentional about how they teach the ‘whole’ student. 

What's New?

Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

***New this Fall 2019!*** Culturally Responsive Pedagogies Faculty Workshops — RSVP now Pratt’s Center for Teaching and Learning (, in collaboration with Daniel Lim Consulting (, announces a new faculty workshop series this Fall 2019 semester around culturally responsive teaching practices. All workshops are co-facilitated by Daniel Lim and Judit Török.  Goals: Participants in the

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Learning While Teaching: Out of Your Comfort Zone

Toward a More Inclusive Pedagogy:  Learning While Teaching Cultural Material Out of Your Comfort Zone Facilitated by Janice Robertson, Visiting Associate Professor (History of Art and Design) Four (4) workshop sessions this Fall semester: Option 1:  Wednesdays from 4-6 pm (Oct 16, Oct 23 Rubin Field Trip 6-8 pm, Oct 30 and Nov 6); Option

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Assignments Against the Grain: Inclusive Pedagogy Design Workshop Series

Three Mondays this Fall Semester:  Sept 23, Oct 28 and Nov 25 at noon Location: CTL (Library, 2nd Floor) Facilitated by Kim Bobier, Visiting Assistant Professor Department of the History of Art and Design RSVP now to attend these workshops In collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Learning, “Assignments against the Grain” will offer interdisciplinary

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Pedagogy is a terrain where power and politics are given a fundamental expression, where the production of meaning, desire, language, and values engage the respond to the deeper beliefs about what it means to be human, to dream, and to name and struggle for a particular future and form of social life.
Henry Giroux
Cultural Critic, Professor