Teaching as Art
Reading Materials and Resources
Below are some of the readings which guided our learning:
Democracy and Education by John Dewey (excerpt)
Education for Socially Engaged Art by Pablo Helguera
Some Poetic and Social Criteria for Education Design by Seymour Papert
Tools for Thought by Howard Rheingold
Independent Study by Emily Gould
Teaching as Art is a class about pedagogy, artist run schools and social practice art. The class has been offered as a graduate level course offered at NYU ITP in 2019, 2018, 2017 and a day long workshop at the Eyeo Festival.
Professor: Taeyoon Choi
with assistance from: Shira Feldman
This class is for artists and creative technologists who want to teach. A good teacher is also a great student themself. They transform their curiosity into knowledge and share their learning processes with others. One can learn to become a better teacher by staying fearless about ‘not knowing’ something, embracing radically open ideas and connecting various expertise and knowledge. Teaching can be a form of artistic and creative practice in collaboration with a diverse community. Teachers can invent new forms of learning spaces, new kinds of collaboration and new senses of community.