Dr. Lois Holzman, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Vygotskian Practice and Performance in Lloyd International Honors College, will give a lecture on “Performance and Play in Higher Education” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the School of Education Building, Room 114.
Holzman is “a leading proponent of a cultural-performatory approach to human development and learning based on the work of the developmental psychologist and educator Lev Vygotsky and the philosopher of science Fred Newman,” says Dean Omar Ali, who has infused performance and play into the Honors College as a way of supporting the learning and development of students, faculty, and staff.
A principal organizer of the bi-annual Performing the World conferences, Holzman is part of an international cross-disciplinary community of practitioners and scholars who take a cultural-performatory approach in addressing today’s educational, mental health, and social policy issues and challenges.
The lecture will be followed by a roundtable conversation facilitated by Ali and will include Dr. Nadja Cech, Sullivan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Lalenja Harrington, Director of Academic Programs in Beyond Academics, each of whom use performance and play in the honors courses they teach.
The event is free and open to the public.