We Move, we Play, we Become It’s a new magazine — weMove — published in London, Tokyo and Portland — and it features a provocative essay by Lois Holzman on how play can help us move around and about our fixed identities — and help us GROW…. Take a look!
At the invitation of former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, Antanas Mockus, the Institute’s Lois Holzman and Dan Friedman will be among the headliners at the biennial International Conference on Citizenship Culture in Bogotá, October 18-19, sponsored by Mockus’ organization Corpovisionarios por Colombia. This year’s event will focus on The Role o
International Class alumna (2011-12), arts educator and community artist Jody Boston is a newly minted recipient of The City of Hamilton (Ontario) Arts Innovation Award, for her innovative work as Program Director of the community-based arts, garden and play program, Under the Willows. Founded by Executive Director, Dr. Ruth Pickering, Under the W
Hot off the presses in Tokyo….it’s the Japanese edition of the popular 2007 text, Unscripted Learning: Using Improv Activities Across the K-8 Curriculum, co-authored by the Institute’s director of pedagogy, Carrie Lobman. The Japanese edition (published by Shinyosha Ltd.) was made possible by Institute colleague and University of Tsukub
In his conclusion to the Future of Mental Health interview series in Psychology Today, exuberantly prolific psychotherapist and creativity guru Eric Maisel, lays out a manifesto for a “mental health revolution: Our current mental health paradigm, dominated by a flawed pseudo-medical model and by the indiscriminate
Play researcher and advocate, Carrie Lobman, who serves as the Institute’s pedagogical director and as associate professor at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, was invited by play impresario Bernard De Koven to pen a guest post for his blog, A Playful Path, posted below. Carrie is the chief organizer of the Play on the Move conference
ESI Community News recently sat down with the Institute’s director of pedagogy, Carrie Lobman, to talk about play and its role in learning and development, and about the PLAY ON THE MOVE conference she’s organizing at Rutgers University March 16-19, 2016…. So Carrie: How’s the play world? You probably know it about as well as anyo
This just in from International Class (2013) alumna Tamara Maksic: A recent international symposium in Belgrade to discuss imaginative uses of theatre and performance and titled, Theatre within the Context… and Not Just Theatre, featured an array of Institute colleagues — International Class alumni and members of the Performing the World Community.
International Class (IC) graduates are active in Europe introducing social therapeutics, performance, play and development at community workshops in London, Belgrade, Novi Sad and Thessaloniki. Elena Boukouvala (IC, 2013/14) reports on four social therapeutic, performance workshops in July and September developed by herself and fellow alumni Helen
All Stars Project, Inc. co-founder and Institute faculty Dr. Lenora Fulani and Johns Hopkins Research Professor of Sociology and Academy Professor Dr. Karl Alexander spoke at the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality on Breaking Down the Myths of Poverty. The forum, attended by students and faculty, was hosted by Center Director and Professor o
With a growing appetite among educators in Taiwan for exploring innovative approaches to teaching and learning, the New Taipei City Association for Promotion of Adult Learning recently published the Chinese language edition of Lois Holzman’s text, Schools for Growth, Radical Alternatives to Current Educational Models (Lawrence Erlbaum; Copyright 19
Routledge, a global publisher of academic texts, signed on Institute director Lois Holzman for a new edition of her Vygotsky at Work and Play. According to the Routledge editor, Vygotsky and Work and Play has become “a modern classic in its area” and “would benefit from being updated to show how your performance-based metho
Atlanta Center for Social Therapy director Murray Dabby presented at the 27th Annual Convention and Conference of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) in Augusta, Georgia. Its theme: “The Challenge of Change.” Dabby’s talk, Improv for Social Anxiety and Depression: A Creative Method, presented some of the history and pract
Members of the Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives will be presenting a symposium at the American Psychological Association (APA) convention this August in Toronto. Entitled Beyond the DSM—Current Trends in Devising New Diagnostic Alternatives, the session was organized by the Summit’s co-chair Jonathan Raskin. As one of the presen
Institute faculty Mary Fridley and Marian Rich have been tapped to present at the national conference of the International Society of Humor Studies in Oakland, California in July, on the history and development of their popular, philosophical/ performatory workshop, “Laughing Matters.” “The world is not as funny as it used to be – and more often th