Education: Discovering the Promise of Reality

30-minute guided tours

Friday, January 13, 2017
6:15 p.m. | 7:15 p.m. | 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:45 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. | 2:30 p.m. | 3:30 p.m. | 5:30 p.m. | 6:30 p.m. | 7:30 p.m. | 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
10:15 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 3:30 p.m. | 4:30 p.m. | 5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Panels (PDF) | Exhibit Booklet (PDF)

An exploration on the role of experience in Giussani’s pedagogy in the American context. The exhibit will be presented by curator Annemarie Bacich and teachers Stephen Adubato, Marcie Stockman, Fr. Richard Veras, and Christina Zaccagnino on Saturday, January 14 at 1:15 p.m.

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What kind of education is beneficial to the human person? Is it possible to educate in a genuinely human way in the current context? 

Amidst decades-long cries of an American educational crisis, this exhibit invites visitors into a conversation about American education, what education has to do with life, and the nature of education as experience. Developed by educators from across the U.S. who, through the perspective of Luigi Giussani's pedagogy, have discovered that crisis is not a limit, but the path to a broader horizon, this exhibit offers a space for hopeful dialogue about possibilities for education in present day America. Contextualizing American educational practices through predominant theoretical concepts of experiential learning and knowledge, the exhibit sheds light on the insights of philosophers and psychologists that have influenced American pedagogy. Alongside these theories, the developers of the exhibit articulate Fr. Luigi Giussani’s understanding of experience which expands the very definition of what it means to educate.  Without reducing the scope of the issue to endorsements of particular teaching techniques or school systems, the exhibit documents an approach to educating the human person which supersedes the boundaries of any particular educational environment and offers hope to parents, teachers, students, and anyone involved in the educational adventure.

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