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The Education as Experimentation Symposium is a unique gathering of art educators, artists, designers, philosophers, and arts professionals, featuring a select group of American and European scholars. These invited guests will present experimental protocols that involve attendees in an interactive exploration of educational possibilities. Rather than focusing on the generation of outcomes such as grades and other metrics, session leaders and attendees will investigate the experience of education itself. The experimental protocols will provide occasions to perform creative and intellectual activities that seek to further elucidate what happens to the self—among both teachers and students—during moments of creation, study, tinkering, hacking, and other modes of sustained curiosity and awareness.

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June 17-18, 2017
Check-in at 8:00 am
(Sessions each day conclude by 5:00 pm)

University of North Texas
Environmental Education, Science & Technology Building
1704 W. Mulberry St.
Denton, TX 76201

Parking Information:
Visit the UNT Transportation website for information on visitor parking

Free, but space is limited. Lunch provided for all participants. For further information, please contact Shay Youngblood, Onstead Institute Executive Assistant, at 940-565-2280 or

The Education as Experimentation Symposium is sponsored by The Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts & Design, UNT International, and UNT Philosophy & Religion. Partial funding through UNT International was made possible through an Incentives for Global Research Research (I-GRO) grant awarded to co-organizer Dr. Tyson Lewis.


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