Tag Archives: Jim Sparrell

Transformative Language Arts in Action: A New Book, a New Partnership, a New Journal, and an Annual Conference

In 2000, Goddard College launched the only MA program in Transformative Language Arts (TLA) in the country, and as the program hits its teenage years, TLA is spreading its wings through a new partnership, book, journal, and new growth in … Continue reading

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Jody Frey: From Place-Based Arts to the Art of Justice

There is nothing more beautiful to behold than a person who has just discovered courage. After graduation and a full recovery from the IMA program’s happy exhaustion (studying place-based arts), I began looking for ways to sustain the academic fitness … Continue reading

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Workshops at Fall Residency

With the Goddard Graduate Institute’s first official residency just over, we wanted to share with you a sampling of the kinds of workshops faculty and students offered at the Plainfield, Vermont campus between Aug. 8-15, 2014. Our residency theme, “Climate … Continue reading

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Faculty Workshops at Fall Residency

Here’s a sampling of faculty workshops presented at the Fall 2013 residency. These workshops represent what faculty are investigating and creating — from explorations with dominant narratives to how and if our brains are encultured to social change theater in … Continue reading

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What a Large Zucchini, Piling Wood & the Call of the Bobolink Have to Do With Progressive Education: Jim Sparrell’s Graduation Talk

Here is the talk Jim Sparrell gave at the Individualized MA graduation on August 5, 2012: Thank you graduates for inviting me to offer a few words. I have taken the liberty of inviting this large zucchini to join me, … Continue reading

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A Sampling of Faculty Workshops at the February Residency

Ram Dass: The Vicissitudes of Devotion and Ferocity of Grace, with IMA faculty member Francis Charet. Recently I researched and wrote up an essay for publication on Ram Dass (a.k.a Richard Alpert). It focused on his personal and spiritual journey … Continue reading

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Workshops From Recent Residency: A World of Change In Action — A Sampling

Here’s a sampling of workshops just offered at the August residency for IMA: Qualitative Research Methodology with IMA Faculty Member Karen Campbell: Research projects with human subjects are often the focus of IMA theses: An African American lesbian interviewed African … Continue reading

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