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ERIC Number: ED520581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 316
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4331-0947-8
Educating outside the Lines: Bard College at Simon's Rock on a "New Pedagogy" for the Twenty-First Century
Yanoshak, Nancy, Ed.
Peter Lang New York
Founded in 1966, and premised on the idea that motivated sixteen-year-olds are capable of college work, Bard College at Simon's Rock is an educational "experiment" from the sixties that has endured and prospered. "Educating Outside the Lines" looks at Simon's Rock as a pioneer of the early college movement that has begun to reshape the connections between secondary and higher education. Because its curriculum is entirely at the college level, its students handle a challenging B.A. program before having completed the last two years of high school, and may earn their degrees before they are twenty. In this collection, faculty and alumni explore what this unique vantage point can teach about college pedagogy. The book invites educators, parents, and students to re-imagine what college itself could be. Contents of this book include: (1) "For Nothing Was Simply One Thing": An Introduction to Simon's Rock and to Our Book (Nancy Yanoshak); (2) Intellectual Warm-Ups: How "Writing and Thinking" Prepares Students for College Study (John B. Weinstein); (3) Generations Y and Z Drash Alpha and Omega: Young Scholars Encounter Sacred Texts (Rebecca Fiske); (4) Finding the Bridge: Integrating Music Theory and Composition (Laurence D. Wallach); (5) Modeling Plato's Heaven and God's Green Earth (Samuel Ruhmkorff); (6) Intelligence and Consciousness, Artificial and Otherwise: An Interdisciplinary Seminar on Godel, Escher, Bach (Allen B. Altman and John E. Myers); (7) "So What If You're a French Major, You Should Totally Be in the Dance Concert": "Effective Interdisciplinarity" at Simon's Rock (Nancy Yanoshak); (8) Arabic at Simon's Rock: Spanning Two Wars and Counting (Gabriel V. Asfar); (9) The Politics and Poetics of Global Feminist Alliance, or Why I Teach Such Depressing Books (Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez); (10) Visual Learning: Female Students, Women Artists, and Mothers (Joan DelPlato); (11) The Simon's Rock Dance Concert: Reflecting, Defining, and Creating Community (Wendy Shifrin); (12) At Home with Uncanny Labors: A Case of Working and Thinking the Social Sciences (Asma Abbas, Nuola Akinde, Noah Appelbaum, Els Baum, Laura Cheung, Brendan Flynn, Dara Levy-Bernstein, Dylan Neely, Anastasia Rodionova and Emanuel Stults); (13) Bringing Our "Best Selves" to the Table: Awakening Critical Compassion in the Classroom (Linda Anderson and Anne O'Dwyer); (14) Early College: What and Why? (Patricia Sharpe); (15) Early Ever After: Alumni Reflect on Life after Simon's Rock (Michael Lawrence and Loren L. AliKhan); (16) "We Work the Black Seam Together": Ritual Politics and the Educative Ethic of Tending Delirium (Philip Mabry and Chris Coggins); and (17) Mentors, Centaurs, and Tutors: The Old "New Pedagogy" of Simon's Rock (Nancy Yanoshak.) [Foreword by Mary B. Marcy.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts