INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR EXAMPLES OF INTER-DISCIPLINARY ART-SCIENCE-ENGINEERING-HUMANITIES CURRICULA

Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina and UT Dallas doctoral student Kathryn Evans are interested in 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 call is an re-launch of a similar call issued in 2009 (http://www.leonardo.info/isast/announcements/LEF_ArtScience_curricula.html) and will be included in a SEAD White Paper (Breaking Down the Silos: Curriculum Development as a Tool for Crossing Disciplines in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities)  that is being developed in response to the international call for SEAD White Papers issued by the network for Science Engineering Art and Design (http://sead.viz.tamu.edu/index.html) The White Paper is being developed with an international advisory group consisting of Paul Thomas (Australia), Edward Shanken (Netherlands), and Christo Doherty (South Africa). Other educators interested in collaborating to develop these resources should contact Kathryn Evans kcevans@utdallas.edu .

We are interested in the broad range of all forms of the performing arts, including music, dance, theatre and film, and the visual arts; and connecting to all the hard and social sciences. We are including art and new technologies (eg: nano tech) but in general not new media curricula unless they include an art-science component, or art and engineering.

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 include permission to include your course on this website.

 

NEW!  Call for abstracts for LABS (Leonardo Abstract Services).

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) is an on-line database of MA and PhD thesis abstracts which reflect the intersection of art, science and technology. It is sponsored by ISAST, the International Society for Art, Science and Technology. Scholars and artists who have just received an advanced degree, MA, MFA, or PhD, are encouraged to share the results of their research via their abstracts so that people in the field can learn about their work and also see what the next generation of artists and scholars is thinking about. The submissions are peer-reviewed annually by a group of 4-6 artists and scholars. Authors of outstanding projects are invited to write an article about their work for Leonardo and have their work published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), an on-line site also devoted to the intersection of art, science and technology. Abstracts should be uplinked to leonardolabs.pomona.edu. If you have students who are about to graduate, please encourage them to submit their abstracts to this database. Contact Sheila Pinkel, spinkel@earthlink.net, for additional information.

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>

 

The Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF), the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (UNSW) announce a:

 

ASSOCIATION FOR INTEGRATIVE STUDIES:  Invitation for Submission and Criteria for Selection

http://www.units.muohio.edu/aisorg/syllabi/invitation.shtml

Have you developed an interdisciplinary course that others could learn from? Does it explicitly draw on multiple disciplines and seek to integrate their insights? Are you interested in sharing your syllabus and assignments with others? We invite you to submit your syllabi and other course materials for possible inclusion in this AIS site.

A suggested starting point is general education courses, since that is the largest category of interdisciplinary courses currently taught across the country and the area of greatest need. These courses could be introductory or capstone level

Course syllabi submitted should meet the definition of interdisciplinarity given by Klein and Newell (1997) in the Handbook of the Undergraduate Curriculum: courses should

  • “address a topic that is too broad or complex to be dealt with adequately by a single discipline or profession,”
  • “draw on different disciplinary perspectives”
  • “integrate their insights through construction of a more comprehensive perspective”

For further information, please contact Pauline Gagnon at pgagnon@westga.edu, phone  678-839-4706, or write her c/o Martha Munro Bldg 207B, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30118.