The Center for Teaching and Learning fosters a collaborative faculty community that builds on best pedagogical practices across all disciplines and teaching modalities at Pratt: classroom and studio pedagogy, online and hybrid formats, experiential hand-on learning, and more. The Center aims to create an interdisciplinary, resilient, and reflective learning environment to address the urgency of the ‘now’, ranging from discussing difficult issues in a diverse classroom to larger social and cultural complexities of our times.
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 simultaneously intentional about how they teach the ‘whole’ student and passionate about their course content. The Center is committed to empowering faculty, teaching artists, and practitioners to excel at teaching online within a new learning ecosystem. The Center’s programming supports the creation of learning communities through technology and strengthening inclusion and equity initiatives by promoting flexibility, empathy, and kindness.