June 2, 2023


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Faculty of Art Welcomes Scholar and Art Educator of the Yr Juan Carlos Castro to Lecture Collection

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Juan Carlos Castro

The School of Artwork in the Fulbright Faculty of Arts and Sciences is excited to welcome scholar and educator Juan Carlos Castro to the virtual Viewing Lecture Sequence, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 21.

Castro is chair and associate professor in the Office of Artwork Training at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was not too long ago named the Nationwide Better Education Art Educator of the 12 months by the Countrywide Artwork Instruction Association at their nationwide convention in March. NAEA is the world’s top experienced organization for visible arts, design and style and media arts schooling experts. 

Thursday, April 21, Castro will examine features of his research concentrating on the dynamics and characteristics of understanding, finding out and instructing art by way of social and cell media as understood by way of complexity considering, network theory and mobility research. 

“Informed by mobility reports and community principle, Dr. Castro’s analysis generates significant queries about the relational dynamics among social and cell media, art and the complexities of instructing and mastering,” said Christopher Schulte, endowed associate professor of artwork education and assistant director of the School of Artwork. “His scheduled converse, Electronic Visible Learning Networks, serves as an invitation for learners and college in the School of Artwork to contemplate the pedagogic opportunity of their everyday participation in digital visual networks.”

Castro’s earlier study examines how cellular media coupled with inventive manufacturing networks know-how in urban environments to develop educational and civic engagement with teenagers and youthful adults. 

He was the principal investigator for the Social Sciences and Humanities Council Perception funded venture MonCoin: Investigating cellular finding out networks to foster instructional engagement with at-risk youth and at present the principal investigator of the SSHRC funded challenge Investigating the Imaginative Tactics of Youth in Digital Visible Finding out Networks

Prior to signing up for the faculty at Concordia University, Carlos taught at the University of Illinois, College of British Columbia, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Artwork and the Burren College of Artwork. 

He is a previous National Board Certified Instructor and taught at Towson High Faculty in Maryland. As a significant faculty trainer, Castro’s training and curriculum ended up awarded a Coca-Cola Foundation Distinguished Teacher in the Arts from the National Foundation for the Progression in the Arts and 2 times awarded with a U.S. Presidential Scholars Instructor Recognition Award. 

In 2013, he was awarded the Manuel Barkan Memorial Award from the National Artwork Education and learning Affiliation. Carlos is the earlier chair of the National Artwork Education Affiliation Analysis Fee. He is also co-editor of the publications entitled Educational, Psychological, and Behavioral Things to consider in Specialized niche On the internet Communities and Youth techniques in digital arts and new media: Finding out in formal and informal options. He is editor of Cellular media in and outside of the artwork classroom: Attending to identification, spatiality, movement and materiality.

Learn additional about Carlos and his perform by becoming a member of his digital lecture at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 21. 

Webinar connection: https://us02internet.zoom.us/j/85699152845.


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