Innovations in Education Awards 2012-2013

Katayoun Chamany, Associate Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Lang, and co-applicant Julia Wargaski, Assistant Professor of Communication Design, School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons. A grant of $10,000 supports “Development of Curricular Materials for Stem Cell Education for Non-Biology Majors,” a stem cell curriculum using a social justice framework and information design to cater to the learning approaches of liberal arts and art/design students. The curriculum will be used for national dissemination through the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities website and the NYSTEM Education Portal.

Lisa Grocott, Associate Professor of Design, Parsons, and co-applicants Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor of Media Studies, NSPE, and Fabiola Berdiel, Assistant Director International Field Programs, NSPE. A grant of $9,820 supports “Teaching More,” a project that explores multi-modal, cross-disciplinary, peer-to-peer approaches to innovative, effective teaching, with a specific focus on large lecture classes. The project will culminate in open faculty development workshops where innovative strategies will be modeled and shared with the New School community.

Kathleen Hulser, Part-Time Faculty, Lang, and co-applicant Laura Auricchio, Associate Professor of Art History, Parsons. A grant of $6,500 supports “Annotating the World,” a project piloting the integrated use of electronic devices and social media platforms for research, asking students to learn to use their mobile devices in the city as tools to complete assignments, demonstrating how multiple layers of interpretation can be integrated by non-experts on free platforms in ways that make student learning assignments actual sharable “annotations” of their experiences—in effect, curating aspects of the city.

Brian McGrath, Associate Professor of Urban Design, Parsons, and co-applicants Jaskiran Dhillon, Assistant Professor of Education Studies, Lang, Rhadika Subramaniam, Assistant Professor for Art and Design History, Parsons, Jonathan Bach, Associate Professor of International Affairs, NSPE, Adam Brent, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons, Victoria Marshall, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Parsons. A grant of $10,000 supports the creation of “Living Arts City,” a cross-divisional, cross-disciplinary curricular initiative connecting the arts, community-based development, and urban design with the goal of developing a portable training model for medium-size global cities.

John Roach, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons, and co-applicants Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor of Media Studies, NSPE, Edward Keller, Associate Professor, School of Design Strategies, Parsons; Todd Lambrix, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Parsons, Jane Pirone, Assistant Professor of Communication Design, Parsons. A grant of $9,845 supports “Sound Research at The New School,” a project investigating the ways in which sound can be incorporated into students’ educational experience, specifically how sound can be used as a tool for transdisciplinary activity and collaboration.
 
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