John Dewey and Museum Education


Although John Dewey’s educational concepts have been discussed previously in relation to museums, his own writing about museums has received little attention. Dewey, who visited museums frequently throughout his life, recognized the powerful educational value of museums. He assigned a central role to museums as integrative components of raw experiences in his educational theory, and he made extensive use of student visits to museums at the Chicago Laboratory School. Early twentieth-century museum educators and directors applied Dewey’s ideas, and advocated a museum education philosophy, based on the progressive education movement, that hassignificance for current exhibition and educational practice.

Manuel Vason. Aliento. Ejercicios de fotografía vital.

En el marco 17 Corredor Cultural Roma Condesa, ARTSPACEMEXICO presenta “Aliento. Ejercicios de fotografía vital” del fotoperformer Manuel Vason. La cita es el próximo 25 de noviembre a las 7 pm. en Campeche 281, col. Condesa, CDMX.

Aliento. Ejercicios de fotografía vital

Por: Manuel Vason.

El mundo cubierto de imágenes,
yo respiro fotos.
Seguir leyendo “Manuel Vason. Aliento. Ejercicios de fotografía vital.”


Presentamos con orgullo la segunda edición de este escaparate internacional de video-performance y cinematografía que explora las deconstrucciones de identidad y el género: Homografía / Homography, muestra una selección de obras de video arte relacionados con el cuerpo, así como con la representación de la masculinidad en sus diversas expresiones, desde el punto de vista de artistas disidentes e intérpretes. Seguir leyendo “HOMOGRAPHY #2”

Mujeres al Borde de la Venta

Mujeres al Borde de la Venta.
Muestra Internacional de Performance/Videos
17 de noviembre 2016
ArtSpace México
Calle Campeche 281 Condesa.
Ciudad de México
Entrada libre

Suzy Vogenthol + Julia Zinn,Sofia Moreno, Frida Sixta Tarin,Caleb Yono,Ben McCoy,La Conga Rosa,Traves Dee,GRÜN WASSER, Eduardo Restrepo Castaño, Leah James, More TBA Seguir leyendo “Mujeres al Borde de la Venta”

Let’s talk Russian education reform

Sandra Leaton Gray

800px-School_366,_Saint_Petersburg,_Russia School 366, St Petersburg

I had to do a very sound byte led interview for CNBC this week, for a film to be shown at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. It’s hard to be very expressive about your educational philosophy in a few disjointed words, so I thought it was time for a new blog post. Here are some of my thoughts on schooling and standards in response to some of their questions. As ever, comments and discussion always welcome, of course.

  • Where along the learning spectrum do you think that governments should target investment in education? In early years’ development, secondary, vocational, or higher education?

I am assuming we are talking about the greater good here. The evidence says that we need to top load education, by investing in early years very heavily. This is particularly important when you have polarised societies or problems with child poverty, as the…

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Social class, educational advantage, and Supernanny

Sandra Leaton Gray

Educational inequality is an important issue for contemporary sociologists. If we are to have a fair and sustainable society, it is important to ensure that all citizens have equal access to resources such as healthcare and education. Whilst this might sound obvious on many levels, it is harder to achieve in practice than you might think. Human nature being what it is, there is a tendency within society for particular groups to colonise key areas of public life, and mould it to fit their particular needs. This can be carried out at the expense of others. It can happen in various ways, and government policy has tried to address different aspects of this over the years through policies of access and equality. The big question for us is whether education always has to reflect in microcosm the inequalities of the society surrounding it, or whether it is possible to challenge…

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