Material Inquiry



Professional Development

Lead with materials and listen for inquiry.

Material Inquiry is a learning methodology that explores the way tools and materials spark learner-centered inquiry.

Sean Justice

Sean Justice

Assistant Professor of Art Education, School of Art & Design, Texas State University, San Marcos.
Sean’s teaching and research addresses teacher education in the digital age. He holds a doctorate in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, where he taught digital fabrication, physical computing, creative coding, and photography to pre- and in-service teachers from across the curriculum. For more than twenty years he has taught art, writing and technology at high schools and universities. His book Learning to Teach in the Digital Age: New Materialities and Maker Paradigms in Schools was published by Peter Lang in September, 2016.| Read more...

Marta Cabral

Marta Cabral

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, City University of New York, College of Staten Island.
Marta works with people of all ages exploring art materials, processes, play, and ideas in diverse settings. She has worked with young children for 20+ years, several of which as artist-in-residence at the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center at Columbia University Teacher College. Marta’s scholarship currently focuses on materials, artistic explorations, and ownership of learning in early childhood and teacher education. As a speaker and consultant, Marta works with institutions to create and strengthen artistic engagement for communities worldwide. She has taught at Columbia University, Penn State University, and Boston University. Read more...

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