NEW!   2014 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CDASH (Curriculum Development in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities) CALL FOR INTER-DISCIPLINARY ART-SCIENCE-HUMANITIES CURRICULA-   http://www.utdallas.edu/atec/cdash/   

Deadline JULY 31 2014

Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina and UT Dallas faculty member Kathryn Evans are inventorying examples of courses and curricula that are in the art-science–humanities field such as courses on art and biology, music and mathematics, art and chemistry, dance and environmental sciences, etc.The current CDASH inventory is available at http://www.utdallas.edu/atec/cdash/  includes over 130 courses.

Individuals who have taught an art-science-humanities course at the university or secondary-school level, in formal or informal settings, are invited to contact Kathryn Evans, with details of their curriculum, at kcevans@utdallas.edu.  Please send the URL (if available), title and number of the course(s), a short description, the level offered (graduate or undergraduate) and the department(s) in which the course(s) was offered.  We are also interested in the “history” of your course – when it was offered, if you had any issues with approval, and how you developed the course, lessons learned. Full syllabi may be sent to Paul Thomas at  p.thomas@unsw.edu.au to be included in a cloud wiki at http://artsci.unsw.wikispaces.net/.

We are interested in the broad range of all forms of the performing arts (including music, dance, theatre and film) and the visual arts (both traditional and new media); and connecting to all the sciences. We are looking for submissions of in-person class room, on-line and hybrid blended courses. We also include technology related courses that are art-science focused.  The CDASH site also lists programs and centers that are devoted to Art- Science-Humanities research and curriculum.

This project is overseen by a working group consisting of: Kathryn Evans, UT Dallas, Roger F Malina, UT Dallas, Paul Thomas, University of New South Wales, Meredith Tromble, San Francisco Art Institute and the Leonardo LEAF Chair David Familian, University of California, Irvine.

This project is co sponsored by Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF): http://www.leonardo.info/isast/LEAF.html; The ArtSciLab, University of Texas at Dallas (UTD): http://artscilab.utdallas.edu/  and the  College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (UNSW) http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/.
We also bring your attention to the call for MA and PhD Thesis abstracts in Art, Science and Technology: http://leonardolabs.pomona.edu/

The Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) is a comprehensive database of Ph.D., Masters and MFA thesis abstracts on the intersection of art, science and technology. Individuals receiving advanced degrees in disciplines that investigate philosophical, historical or critical applications of science or technology to the arts are invited to submit abstracts of their theses for consideration. Selected abstracts are published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Authors of most highly ranked abstracts are invited to submit an article for publication in Leonardo. The aim of the LABS database is to give visibility to interdisciplinary work. Annual submission deadline: 30 June. For more information, contact Sheila Pinkel at <spinkel@earthlink.net>.

 

Bridging the Silos: Curriculum Development as a Tool for Crossing Disciplines in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Higher education has long been departmental in nature (dating back to the 19th century), and becomes more restrictive as a student moves from “interesting” first-year seminars bridging a wide range of topics, through their major courses in a departmental area and finally into graduate school, where a single department awards their degree based on a usually narrow set of course requirements and a thesis or dissertation. However, in the 21st century, investigators are finding that there are often tools, information, resources and even points of view from other disciplines that can elucidate and even answer the problem they are studying. Graduate students who wish to take course in other departments are often told that those courses “don’t count” towards their degree, sending a negative message. New programs and centers are trying to bridge this gap, but most institutions do not offer “cross-disciplinary” courses in their standard curriculum. This study will look at the current state of cross-disciplinary curriculum in the arts, sciences and humanities and make recommendations for the future.

To read the full paper, please visit the link on the left.

 

Call for SEAD Learning Studies

K-12 / Higher Education / Professional Education / Informal Education / Museums

The SEAD network is interested in learning more about published studies in which math, science and engineering education is integrated with music, art, dance, theater, literature, poetry, creative writing and/or design education in either formal or informal settings, K-12 through professional schooling. We are particularly interested in studies that have formally evaluated educational outcomes resulting from the integration of SEAD subjects. These outcomes include, but are not limited to: skill and knowledge acquisition and transfer; problem finding; standardized test scores; classroom success; visual imaging, pattern recognition, empathizing and modeling ability; measures of creativity; etc.We would appreciate copies of any such studies, preferably as PDFs, but in whatever formats are available. The types of information we seek and the general format we are using for the collection of data are illustrated in this chart

To contribute, please email Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein: <rootbern@msu.edu>

This website was created as a compilation of shared resources for a  white paper for SEAD (the Network for Science, Engineering, Art and Design). Please visit their website at http://sead.viz.tamu.edu/index.html