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?

Art Critiques with ESL Students

“I like it. It’s nice.”: Art Critiques with ESL Students By Allison Yasukawa October 22 at noon; in the CTL meeting room (Library, 2nd Fl) Please RSVP your attendance for this event. Critiques. Whether they are good or bad, stimulating or boring, they are unavoidable in an art school context. Critiques function simultaneously as a form of assessment

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Pratt Research Brown Bag – Sept 26

You are invited to the first session of Pratt Research Power: Brown Bag series on Thursday, September 26th at noon, in the CTL meeting room (Library, 2nd Fl). No RSVP necessary, bring your lunch and join us for an engaging conversation! Community Empowerment and Academia: The Pratt Center research, tools, community-building activities, and grant programs 

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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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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