Conversations


Welcome. In these Conversation Pages, the Maxine Greene Center invites Members to initiate topics for conversation with those from various professions, including: Teaching Artists, Educators, Scholars and Researchers, and those from our wonderful Alliances. 

Through inquiries into sociology, history, and especially philosophy and literature, Maxine Greene explores living in awareness and "wide-awakeness" in order to advance social justice. Her thinking about existence and the power of imagination have been brought to life through her study, academic appointments, essays and books. In her teaching, she desires to educate those who speak, write, and resist in their own voices, rather than mimic her ideas and language. We look forward hearing your voices here in these pages. 


Please suggest and/or submit posts having to do with concepts and issues that impact and surround one or more relevant subject areas. We welcome all members to visit and engage in all conversations. 


memories of maxine

Memories of Maxine

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aesthetic experience

Aesthetic Experience excerpt from Blue Guitar describing aesthetic space works of art as privileged objects

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Conversations with affiliates

The Maxine Greene Instituteenjoys a relationship with a wide variety of entities who share an interest in the work of Maxine Greene in the fields of aesthetic education and the social imagination

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Conversations with works of art

Encounters with works of art

January 20, 2015

Encounters with works of art

We invite you to join the conversation by adding your comments observations, questions and interpretations of this photo by Gordan Parks entitled "Emma Watson and her Grandchildren" (1934).

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aesthetic space, aesthetic experience

August 27, 2014

aesthetic space, aesthetic experience

 

We are concerned, as members of The Maxine Greene Center, with having aesthetic experiences, inhabiting aesthetic spaces. The excerpt here, from Variations on a Blue Guitar, reminds us how to approach the world aesthetically, and of the value of works of art created for this kind of noticing.

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Conversations with teaching artists

Conversations with teaching artists

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Conversations with educators

Community of Learners

November 28, 2017

Community of Learners


 

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With scholars/research

Conversations here will focus on our scholarly work in the fields of aesthetic education and the social imagination. Sharing experiences, challenges, questions and reflections, we can gain from the insights of colleagues around the world.

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maxine's theories

Maxine's theories and philosophy on aesthetic education and social imagination are made clear in her many books, lectures and articles.

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Community of Learners

Community of Learners
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Encounters with works of art

Encounters with works of art
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Remembering Maxine

Remembering Maxine
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