Senior Thesis Forum and Event, Fall 2014
November 7 – November 21, 2014
Reception and lecture: Friday, November 7, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
Georgetown College is pleased to present Teach Talent. A team of researchers, Catherine Shelburne and Miranda Sosby, will explore the current issues in art education. Why is talent important? How can it be recognized? How can it be nurtured? Recent reports claim that there is a desperate need for talent outside the realm of what higher education provides. Creativity, emotional intelligence, and true enjoyment, lacking or not, are skills that can be taught. By simply implementing a few proposed ideas into the secondary school programs today, the team suggests, we can significantly increase our talent-pool for the future.
The project will launch at the Cochenour Gallery and run through November 21, with an opening reception on Friday, November 7 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The related presentation by Ms. Shelburne will begin at 12:30 p.m., to be followed by a brief Q&A session. The gallery will host Teach Talent’s direct proposals, interactive teaching tools, and their ideas for curricular/content managing. All events are free and open to the public.
Catherine Shelburne has been devising new types of learning that encourages creativity through the implementation of art education into all subject areas of a secondary school curriculum. As a result, she has also engaged with reconsidering our pedagogy for the future. Catherine hopes to teach at a private/independent secondary school and pursue her masters in school administration.
Miranda Sosby looks to provide audiences with an interactive experience. For this project, for instance, she has designed a platform where the viewers can interactively explore the revised curriculum as they unpack the different levels of learning. Miranda aspires to teach visual studies at an elementary or secondary level, while furthering her research in her field.
Both are 2014 BA thesis candidates at Georgetown College.
For further information please contact:
Jeanette Tesmer, Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections
Boris Zakic, Professor of Art