Faculty Profiles

Courtney L. Weida

Associate Professor & Director Of Graduate Art Education
Education, Ruth S. Ammon School Of

Harvey Hall Room 225
516.877.4105
516.877.4097
CWEIDA@ADELPHI.EDU
http://​courtneyleeweida.​squarespace.​com/​

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Doctorate: Art & Art Education, Columbia University Teachers College (2008)

Masters: Arts in Education, Harvard University (2004)

Bachelors of Art: Visual Art, English Literature, Elementary Education, Northeastern University (2003)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Arts education should be understood as an umbrella field because it reaches out to so many important facets of human experience, development, and learning. We might properly define the arts both within education and AS education. As a teacher educator, I endeavor to emphasize interdisciplinary learning, craft and sensory experience, equality issues of cultural and gender expression, and critical thinking through aesthetic inquiry. My teaching approach is mainly one of a facilitator and mentor, encouraging students to discuss critical issues of art and culture while they express themselves artistically through two and three-dimensional media, writing, and hybrid forms of visual arts research. My work and processes as an artist, educator, and researcher are unified and informed by experimentation, visualization, and collaboration. I admire the late Maxine Greene, who once wrote that the arts should be "wild, accessible, and yet not too easy." This balance may be applied to teaching the arts as well.

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