Workshop: Constructing environments as and for the practice of method

Constructing environments as and for the practice of method
11 Mar, 2020

Workshops will take place on August 25, in the morning and afternoon shifts and they have independent registration from the main Conference.

If you wish to participate in any of the workshops, you must register at (same location as the registration for the main conference and other pre-conference activities)

WORKSHOP: Constructing Environments As and For the Practice of Method

Workshop Leaders:

⭐️Lois Holzman

Professor Holzman is an activist-scholar trained in community organizing and developmental psychology. Introduced to Vygotsky and CHAT at Michael Cole’s Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition as part of the team working to expose psychology’s ecological invalidity, she has continued to develop that critique and a new cultural psychology for the past 40 years. In the 1980s, along with philosopher and activist Fred Newman, she founded the East Side Institute, a training and research center for the study and development of a Vygotskian-influenced therapy, social therapy. Over the next two decades, social therapy expanded into a methodology for reinitiating human-community development through activating people’s capacity to play, perform, philosophize and, in that process, create new ways to be and see and relate. Today the Institute is an international education and research center in the transdisciplinary practice of relating to people of all ages and life circumstances as social performers and creators of their lives. From its headquarters in New York City, the Institute has trained hundreds of scholars and activists; psychologists, counselors, social workers and therapists; educators and youth workers; doctors and nurses; social justice artists and activists; and community organizers from across the globe.

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⭐️Dan Friedman

Professor Friedman is an artistic director of Teatro Castillo in New York, which he helped to found in 1984. He is an Associate director of UX, a free community school for continuous development for people of all ages also in New York. Ph.D. in theater history from the University of Wisconsin. Active performance in political, experimental and community theater since the late 1960s. Editor or co-editor of several books and author or co-author of 15 plays.

⭐️Carrie Lobman

Dr. Lobman is an educational researcher, trainer, and teacher educator whose research explores the value of improvisation and play for learning and development. She is a nationally recognized advocate for play and creativity for the education of people of all ages. She is a consultant to educational programs internationally, most recently in Dhaka and Sao Paolo. In 2011 she joined the Board of Directors of the All Stars Project, where she serves as a consultant to the launch of its Institute for the Study of Play in Newark, NJ. Dr. Lobman received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently serves as the pro-bono director of pedagogy for the East Side Institute. Her publications include: Unscripted Learning: Using Improvisational Activities Across the K-8 Curriculum (Teachers College Press) with Matt Lundquist; and Play and Performance (University Press of America) with Barbara O'Neill.