Faculty Profiles

Courtney L. Weida

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Art Education
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

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

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Doctorate: Ed.D. in Art & Art Education, Columbia University Teachers College (2008)

Masters: Ed.M. - Arts in Education, Harvard University (2004)

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

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Arts education might be best understood as an umbrella field because it encompasses so many important facets of human experience, creativity, and learning. We often experience the arts both within education and as education.  As a teacher educator, I emphasize interdisciplinary learning, craft and sensory experience, equality issues of cultural identity and gender expression, and critical thinking through aesthetic inquiry. My work and processes as an artist, educator, and researcher are unified and informed by experimentation, visualization, and collaboration in art, writing, and qualitative research. I’ve always admired Maxine Greene, who once wrote that the arts should be “wild, accessible, and yet not too easy.”  This balance may be applied to teaching as well.

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