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.
This semester the focus of the Reading Circle will be Teaching with Diversity. At each Reading Circle session we will talk about one selected article, which we’ll ask the participants to read ahead of time. We look forward to a thoughtful exchange with many of you at these events, grounded in contemporary literature on Pedagogy! RSVP now for Reading […]
On Learning How to Help Disengaged Students by Gabriel Cohen When I started teaching at Pratt nine years ago, one of the first things I discovered was that teaching was like doing stand-up comedy: a subtle but very perceptible atmosphere in the room immediately told me if my audience was engaged or not. I would […]
Educative Assessment. When you assess student work in your classes or studios, do you practice an audit-ive, backward looking assessment? Or do you go beyond the grades and use educative assessment to enhance the learning process? How might we design ‘forward looking’ authentic assessments for better learning?