Education as Experimentation: Possibilities Beyond Outcome-Based Learning

June 17-18, 2017
A unique symposium for creative thinkers and educators

The Onstead Institute hosted the symposium Education as Experimentation, bringing together a unique gathering of creative thinkers, educators, artists, designers, philosophers, teachers and art professionals. The roster of distinguished session leaders included scholars from New York, Helsinki, Leuven, and London. Attendees from school districts, universities, museums and organizations from the DFW area and beyond participated in nine sessions that explored non-traditional ways of conceptualizing and enacting education. Through hands-on activities, collaborative art-making, and phenomenological investigations of educational experiences, participants made thoughtful discoveries about their roles as teachers, their students, and the frameworks in which education takes place.

The symposium was documented by a creative team of videographers, photographers, and scholars. An introductory video as well as videos of several sessions were produced and can be viewed on Vimeo. Event photos can be viewed in the gallery below.


Participating art organizations included:


Allen ISD  Onstead Vertical Divider  Amon Carter Museum  Onstead Vertical Divider  Crow Collection of Asian Art  Onstead Vertical Divider  Dallas ISD  Onstead Vertical Divider  Dallas Museum of Art  Onstead Vertical Divider  Illinois State University  Onstead Vertical Divider  Kimbell Art Museum  Onstead Vertical Divider  Koan School  Onstead Vertical Divider  Nasher Sculpture Center  Onstead Vertical Divider  O'Donnell Foundation Advanced  Onstead Vertical Divider  Placement Arts Incentive Program  Onstead Vertical Divider  Richardson ISD  Onstead Vertical Divider  UNT College of Education  Onstead Vertical Divider  UNT College of Visual Arts & Design  Onstead Vertical Divider  UNT Department of Philosophy & Religion  Onstead Vertical Divider  UNT Honors College  Onstead Vertical Divider  UNT Libraries  Onstead Vertical Divider  University of Texas at Arlington

Event Photo Galleries


EE Symposium: Materials scattered on a table with participants writing on notepads
EE Symposium: Workshop participants collaborating in small groups
EE Symposium: Photo of a creative project


See 2017 EE Symposium Sessions and Scholars here.

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