Category Archives: Carrie Lobman

Developments in Ciudad Juárez

International Class alums Miguel Cortes, Jorge Burciaga and Institute colleague Mariana Soledad Loya Parra  report on developments at  El Centro Fred Newman Para la Terapia Social — the independent therapy and community center they’ve built over the last five years in Juárez … Continue reading

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Lobman, Perone, O’Neill boost performance activism at The Association for the Study of Play

That’s play maven and longtime Institute colleague and educator Tony Perone (4th from l.) and Institute pedagogy director and play-pal Carrie Lobman (6th from l.) in the pointy-green elf hats — taking a bow after a performance at annual conference of The … Continue reading

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Developmentalists take the stage at American Educational Research Association

Some 14,000 educators flocked to Philadelphia for meetings of the American Educational Research Association — among them several hundred Vygotskians — members of the Cultural Historical Research Special Interest Group (SIG), who staged some of the more innovative presentations under the … Continue reading

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Lobman introduces Newman/Holzman to hundreds of educators and psychologists in Brazil

  At the invitation of longtime colleagues Fernanda Liberali, Cecelia Magalhaes and MuriloMocheta, the Institute’s pedagogical director Carrie Lobman spent ten days in São Paolo and Maringa, Brazil, introducing social therapeutic methodology to 225 therapists, special education teachers, public school teachers and psychologists. Lobman’s tour is the latest … Continue reading

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Conversation w Peter Smagorinsky Launches ‘Making a Conceptual Revolution’ Salon

The Institute welcomed  Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor in English Education at the University of Georgia, to New York for a salon-style conversation with Institute director Lois Holzman and a diverse audience of invited guests.  In introducing Smagorinsky, Holzman noted: Peter has taken … Continue reading

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LaCerva and Lobman to present at ‘Psychology and the Other’

Social Therapy Group director Christine LaCerva and Institute pedagogy director and Rutgers U. associate professor Carrie Lobman will present at the third annual Psychology and the Other conference at Lesley University next month. The event is expected to draw several hundred mostly psychodynamically oriented psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, social workers, philosophers, sociologists, … Continue reading

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Lobman in Vilnius, Lithuania, finds kindred (play and performance) spirits

  At the invitation of faculty Milda Bredekyte and Pentti Hakkarainen, the Institute’s director of pedagogy Carrie Lobman led a week-long series of trainings on new approaches to play and performance at the Vilnius Pedagogical Institute and at an off-campus educational retreat for the Productive … Continue reading

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Vygotskians CHAT @ AERA Professional Development Course

Institute director of pedagogy and Rutgers University faculty Carrie Lobman co-led a professional development and training course entitled, Cultural Historical Activity Theory Methodologies in the 21st Century: The Intersections of Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco. Lobman is co-Program … Continue reading

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Fulani, Holzman address subjective side of poverty @ AERA

Nearly 15,000 educational researchers gathered in San Francisco at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association to grapple with issues of Education and Poverty (the conference theme). A highlight of the meeting was a special presidential session organized and … Continue reading

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Ctty Meeting & Fundraiser caps spring fundraising drive

The Institute celebrated an annual rite of spring with its 6th annual Community Meeting and Fundraiser.   The festive gathering — a hallmark of the Institute’s financial independence — brought together 75+ shareholders and friends along with new colleagues and supporters.  The fundraising event … Continue reading

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Carrie Lobman + Tony Perone: Play Movement Is Alive and Kicking

Carrie Lobman reports @ Improvisational Learning.org on her work at the joint meetings of  The Association for the Study of Play and the International Play Association in Newark, Delaware. Teaming-up with Chicago-based improv artist and educator Tony Perone,  Carrie led a session titled, Revolutions in Play: Advocacy, Research, … Continue reading

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8 Students from Japan to South Africa join a postmodern psychology play

How do you teach a postmodern psychology? Or more specifically, how do you design a seminar to engage the foundations, politics, philosophy and community-based applications of the social therapeutic approach? (Presumably, pop quizzes and multiple-choice tests are out…) Institute faculty Lois … Continue reading

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Rutgers Partners with All Stars Project to Advance Developmental Afterschool

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) announced Friday a partnership with the All Stars Project, Inc. to develop initiatives dedicated to afterschool programming. For 30 years, All Stars has opened afterschool developmental programs for youth living in urban areas across … Continue reading

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Lenora Fulani: Communities coming to learn, “we’re poor”

Institute faculty, All Stars Project co-founder and UX dean, Dr. Lenora B. Fulani led a special forum on Growing Up Poor:  Breakthroughs in Confronting the Subjective Side of Poverty.  Fulani’s presentation touched on DuBois’ concept of the “color line” and introduced her … Continue reading

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Playing with Everything

Carrie Lobman writes at ImprovisationalLearning.org about a recent Revolutionary Conversation she led, entitled: The Play Revolution: Practice, Research and Policy, which investigated what’s new and emerging in the field of play (see: John Bohannon who invites academics to replace Powerpoints with dance; Caine … Continue reading

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Lobman at All Stars Project’s Afterschool conference

Faculty Carrie Lobman reports on the smashing success of the inaugural Afterschool Growth! conference in Chicago on her blog Improvisational Learning. READ MORE Co-sponsored by the All Stars Project of Chicago and the newly formed Institute for the Study of Play, the conference brought together 125+ educators, researchers … Continue reading

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Steve & Mary Alice host PTW sneak preview with Lobman and Sutherland

Blog Talk Radio hosts and play mavens, Steve Dahlberg and Mary Alice Long, Ph.D., celebrated the two-year anniversary of their show, Creativity in Play with a special “Sneak Preview” of Performing the World 2012 (PTW). The September 25 show features interviews on … Continue reading

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Crazytown creator, Jude Treder-Wolff, interviews Carrie Lobman

Creative arts therapist and performance artist, Jude Treder-Wolff interviewed the Institute’s Carrie Lobman, for a column, entitled: The Radical Collaboration Made Possible Through Play, which appeared on the online news hub, Long Island Inter-personal Relationships Examiner.  Treder-Wolff is the creator of the one-woman show, Crazytown, and … Continue reading

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The Human Cost of Bad Science: Therapists need new tools

The Human Cost of Diagnosis forum brought together Columbia University’s Gil Eyal, the Institute’s Lois Holzman, and Social Therapy Group director Christine LaCerva at NYU’s Vanderbilt Hall. The audience of 100+ therapists, educators, parents and others were treated to three ways of looking at … Continue reading

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International Class graduates complete ‘developmental’ course of study

Faculty and graduates of the Institute’s 2011-2012 International Class gathered in New York City for a graduation ceremony to mark the completion of their 10-month course of study. Pictured above (back row l. to r.) Christine Helm, Andrew Burton, Kim … Continue reading

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Students at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf perform “Annie”

Carrie Lobman at ImprovisationalLearning.org reports on a youth theatre performance that she attended at the invitation of colleague Anne Alexis at St Francis de Sales School for the Deaf. Anne has studied social therapeutics for years and has creatively incorporated a performance orientation … Continue reading

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The Miracle Project — Not Acting Normal

Carrie Lobman reports on meeting The Miracle Project… Last night I saw a funny, touching and creative piece of theater called A Brief History of All Things performed by the Miracle Project Players, a theater group made up of children and teens with autism, special … Continue reading

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Lobman and Lowenheim Lead Symposium on Teaching Adults

Faculty Carrie Lobman, Ed.D., and Gwen Lowenheim led a symposium on Teaching Adults, attended by adult educators who teach in universities, community based organizations, language schools, hospitals and corporate education programs. Workshop participants performed as both learners and teachers in the course of … Continue reading

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Playtime in Albuquerque for play scholars and practitioners…

Carrie Lobman, Barbara O’Neill and  Tony Perone will head out to Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 15, to present at the The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) conference.  The multi-disciplinary event is still somewhat of a rarity for inviting play researchers into the … Continue reading

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Lobman chronicles year of revolutionary conversations…

Carrie Lobman’s latest post on ImprovisationalLearning.org looks back on a year brimming with Revolutionary Conversation and offers highlights from some of the 28 formal classes and workshops the Institute produced in 2011 (among them, “Breakthroughs in Youth Development” with Lenora Fulani, Pam Lewis and … Continue reading

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STEM to STEAM: Educators consider value of arts

Education Week reports in the Dec. 7 edition that some educational experts have renewed the call for adding the arts to the STEM curriculum…. STEM—shorthand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—has quickly taken hold in education policy circles, but some experts … Continue reading

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Institute welcomes Jackie Salit for a conversation on democracy and development

The Institute’s Lois Holzman, Christine LaCerva and Rafael Mendez welcome Independent Voting’s chief political strategist, Jacqueline Salit, for a conversation “from the fringe” on politics, culture, emotionality and development. Salit is the author of the upcoming, Independents Rising. Entitled, Independent Minded: … Continue reading

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Book party celebrates publications by Lobman, O’Neill and Martinez

Friends, family and colleagues gathered on Friday, November 18, to raise a glass to celebrate the publication of two books, hot off the presses:  A Performatory Approach to Teaching, Learning and Technology, by Jaime E. (Jim) Martinez, Ph.D. and Play and … Continue reading

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The Institute welcomes Johnny Blazes for some gender bending performances

The Institute welcomes performance artist Johnny Blazes for a weekend of gender bending performances on October 21 & 22.  Johnny’s Friday performance/ presentation explores the visual vocabulary of gender using visual puns and performance tropes. Carrie Lobman will team up … Continue reading

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Autistic and in the World

Carrie Lobman comments on Improvisational Learning.org on Sunday’s New York Times feature, Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World , which tells the story of Justin Canha, a young artist diagnosed with autism at age three, who was helped to find his … Continue reading

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Nov. 20th deadline for online program in social therapeutics

Applications for the 20-week, Social Therapeutics Online Certificate Program led by ESI faculty, Lois Holzman, Carrie Lobman and Christine Helm, are being accepted through November 20th. Find out more here.     “Among the topics….human development and group creativity; the enhancement … Continue reading

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Playing around with taking pictures

Carrie Lobman and Cathy L. Stewart welcomed about a dozen participants (author included) to their photography workshop to play with how we look at the world around us. They showed us shots taken by great photographers and deconstructed what worked well. Then … Continue reading

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This is your brain on ‘summer’ / This is your brain on ‘play!’

Carrie Lobman posts a response to a recent New York Times oped —  This is Your Brain on Summer, authored by Jeff Smink of the National Summer Learning Association, who bemoans the learning loss of elementary school students over summer vacation.  An advocate … Continue reading

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Imagination Summit at Lincoln Center: Big Thinking for America

Teacher educator and play and improvisation advocate, Carrie Lobman, attended America’s Imagination Summit in NYC last week, sponsored by the Lincoln Center Institute, the education wing of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Summit activity?  “Imagination conversations” that could tap the creativity and … Continue reading

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Getting creative with teacher education

Carrie Lobman responds to a recent New York Times feature, Ed Schools’ Pedagogical Puzzle, July 21, 2011. The Times reports on the gap left by traditional teacher education programs: …Teachers already bypass traditional education degrees, entering classrooms with temporary licenses after … Continue reading

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Re-imagining New York — what would we build?

Doug Balder, Carrie Lobman and Alejandro Gonzalez asked students in their “Dreaming New York” revolutionary conversation series to do some brainstorming to re-imagine Broadway — and specifically the area radiating away from 28th Street and Broadway. What if we weren’t … Continue reading

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New book — Structure & Improvisation in Creative Teaching — features Carrie Lobman & Tony Perone

A new book on creative teaching, Structure and Improvisation in Creative Teaching (Cambridge University Press), edited by R. Keith Sawyer, was released this month. It includes chapters by improvisation and play champions, Carrie Lobman, Ed.D., and Ph.D. candidate and Applied Improvisation Network … Continue reading

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Cathy Stewart focuses her lens on NYC communities

“One of my passions,” says New York County Independence Party chair, Cathy Stewart,  “is photography, which gives me the opportunity to play with how I see the world. Another is the East  Side Institute, where I go to enjoy playful philosophical … Continue reading

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Re-imagining New York City — Balder / Lobman / Gonzalez Offer a Lesson in How to See

In a “revolutionary conversation” that began last night, Institute faculty Doug Balder and Carrie Lobman, joined by Argentine architect Alejandro Gonzalez, asked 10+ participants (designers, architects, students, web designers, et. al) to think about how we see the city. What … Continue reading

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