2014 summer institute

Dialogic Pedagogy and Meaning-Making through Contemporary Art

June 24 – 28, 2014

The Summer Institute on Contemporary Art is a free professional development institute at Penn State. Participants are invited to spend five summer days exploring pedagogical spaces created within practices of dialogic meaning-making. The institute is a means to put theory into practice by exploring themes on the relationship between the body, dialogic teaching practices, and contemporary art. Participants will co-develop approaches to incorporating contemporary art into their curricula; discuss readings on contemporary art, pedagogical theory, museums, and curriculum; engage in group discussions, in-gallery experiences, and studio projects; and take away new information and images for classroom use.

This summer we are pleased to welcome Dr. Terry Barrett

To learn more about SICA 2014 visit the website.


Who Should Attend

SICA is ideally suited for K-12 educators museum educators; docents; art, art education, and art museum education students; early childhood educators and others who are responsible for education and public programming.



SICA is free and Act 48 credits are available. Tuition rates apply for those also who enroll in AED 597: Professional Development Summer Institute. Registration for SICA is available by calling 814.863.9188 or emailing sica@psu.edu by June 15, 2014.




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