Consider topics, issues and ideals related to teaching and learning with colleagues. Freely exchange and develop ideas in a relaxed and congenial environment. Join educators from across K-12, informal learning, and colleges and universities for aspirational conversations around topics of shared interest. Each Teachers' Lounge is facilitated by an invited guest who initiates the dialogue around relevant pedagogical issues.
Please join Shana Cinquemani for this Teachers’ Lounge focused on early childhood education and the art museum. We will explore both theoretical and practical approaches to engaging young children in museum spaces in joyful and exciting ways. Attendees will be introduced to dynamic approaches that they can use to talk about art with young children as well as explore hands-on experiences that can be utilized with children in gallery spaces. Throughout this experience, educators will be invited to consider the way that young people can find space for themselves and their interests in art museums. Refreshments included.
Free with registration. Meet in Common Room, located in the lobby of the 20 North Main Street entrance of the museum.
Shana Cinquemani is an assistant professor in the Teaching + Learning in Art + Design program at RISD. She has worked as an art museum educator, preschool teaching assistant and elementary/middle school art teacher. Her research interests are grounded in theories of early childhood art education, the conceptualization of children’s art as a meaningful socio-cultural practice, connections between art and play, curriculum inquiry and theory, ethical research practices with children, and relationships between children and adults in the art classroom space. Cinquemani has published her research in The Journal of Art Education, Bank Street College of Education’s Occasional Papers and The Journal of Visual Inquiry and has a chapter in the edited text Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood. She is currently working on a publication related to ethical practice in teaching and research with young children. https://www.risd.edu/people/shana-cinquemani/