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Title: The Art and Science of Teaching: The Deep Dialectic
Type: Practice Session (Concurrent)
Authors: Neil Greenberg (ngreenbe@utk.edu)
      Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, United States

Katherine Greenberg (khgreen@utk.edu)
      Educational Psychology & Counseling, University of Tennessee, United States

Sandra Thomas (sthomas@utk.edu)
      College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, United States

Sandra Thomas (sthomas@utk.edu)
      College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, United States

Brian Sohn (briankellersohn@gmail.com)
      Educational Psychology & Counseling, University of Tennessee,

Kristina Plaas (kplass@gmail.co)
      College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, United States

Brenda Murphy (bmurph15@vols.utk.edu)
      Educational Psychology & Counseling, University of Tennessee,

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Abstract: TEACHING as a profession and as a calling is emerging from the shadow of the “two cultures” view of art and science as mutually exclusive domains of human consciousness and action. The importance of creativity and intuition to science, and empirically-driven perception and expression to art is no longer in doubt. BUT the modes of theory and practice have yet to enjoy the rapprochement that will go beyond their co-expression as much more than a mutually wary alliance. In recent years, looking beneath the surfaces of art and science as cultural constructs as well as adaptive human behavioral patterns has established that the best expressions of intention and motivation in any human activity, not least teaching, involves their necessary interactivity. The emerging appreciation of phenomenology in the classroom as well as the growing interdisciplinary disposition of researchers and scholars has enabled powerful new teaching tools that had been formerly hidden in plain sight. In our practice session, we will explore how the power of these aspects of consciousness are represented in the intentionality and expression of individual committed teachers.
Full Proposal: 2-page proposal file
Presentation Files: File 1: presentation-3137-1.docx (download)
File 2: presentation-3137-2.pptx (download)
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