Faculty Profiles

Robert A. Linne

The School of Education, Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences

Harvey Hall 227

General Information



Ph.D., Language and Literacy Studies/ Composition Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (1998)

M.A., Multidisciplinary Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, Media Studies, Education, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi (1993)

B.A., English and History, The University of Texas at Austin (1989)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

My conception of education begins with the idea of currere, the Latin root of curriculum. Currere, meaning "to run the course," suggests to me that curriculum is best understood as a journey, rather than a set list of skills and standards to memorize.
It follows then, that I advocate creative learning environments in which students actively explore their worlds in order to construct meaning. The arts play a central role in my conception of schooling as does a focus on issues of direct importance to young people, including their natural environment, their home cultures and personal identities, as well as issues of social justice affecting us all.

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