Gwen Lowenheim, on the faculty at the East Side Institute and New York Institute of Technology, writes about the social creativity of language in Idiom, the newsletter for New York State teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Read Magic yet Mundane: the Social Creativity
BBC-Radio 4 presents a 28-minute segment on "The Human at Play," with host Farrah Jarral. She talks to some of the world's renowned play experts, including developmentalist Carrie Lobman, Ed.D., and asks :"Who gets to play in society? And who doesn't?
Smagorinsky, P. (Ed.), (2016). Creativity and Community among Autism-Spectrum Youth: Creating Positive Social Updrafts through Play and Performance. Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Join long-time activists and scholars, Robert Whitaker and Lois Holzman, for a wide-ranging conversation on the madness of contemporary society, efforts to engage and transform it, and what more we might do.
UNC-Greensboro faculty Omar Ali and Nadja Cech discuss their creative use of Newman/Holzman’s learning-leads-development performance methodology that they’ve brought to their students and to the community.
Join for the NYC premiere of the social-action film documentary, “Healing Voices,” exploring the experience of psychosis and featuring live Q&A with director PJ Moynihan, ESI Director Lois Holzman, and reps from Hearing Voices NYC, Sat., May 13.
As borders close – we grow community! A synchronized art, music & poetry performance and fundraiser for ESI alumna Elena Boukouvala’s Play Is Hope, happening simultaneously in 15 cities & 13 countries. READ MORE
Carrie Lobman will be a featured speaker at Pedagogía 2017, an international gathering of educators in Havana, Cuba, where she will present on the social therapeutic, performatory approach to developmental learning.
Holzman, L. (2016). All Power to the Developing Keynote Presentation, “Another Way Out: Addressing Violence through Culture,” International Conference on Citizenship Culture, Bogotá Colombia, October 2016.
Holzman, L. (2016). Creating Communities of Hope.. Keynote Lecture, 2016 International Conference of Allies Across Boundaries: Diverse Practices of Education and Human Potential Development. National Dong-Hwa University, Hualien Taiwan, November 2016.
Join Lois Holzman for a 14-week study of social therapeutics. The focus will be on core concepts and their points of intersection and divergence with other perspectives. Guest faculty: Michael Cole, Sheila McNamee, Peter Smagorinsky, and Tom Strong.
What is the human cost of living in a city where the divide between rich and poor is greater than at any time in recent history? Where too many New Yorkers are homeless (or afraid they could be at any moment)?
Holzman, L. (2105). The Diagnostic Debate: Voices from the Street. Presentation at the symposium, Beyond the DSM—Current Trends in Devising New Diagnostic Alternatives. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto Ontario, August 2015.
Psychiatric Name Calling: What do people say about it? posted by psychologist Jeff Rubin on his blog “From Insults to Respect,” May 10, 2015, reports on the Institute’s community research project on emotional distress and mental health diagnoses.
Holzman, L. (2006). Lev Vygotsky and the New Performative Psychology: Implications for Business and Organizations In D.M. Hosking and S. McNamee (Eds.), The social construction of organization. Oslo: Liber.
Holzman, L. and Newman, F. (2012). Activity and Performance (and their Discourses) in Social Therapeutic Method In T. Strong and A. Lock (Eds.), Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice . [pp. 184-195]. London: Oxford University Press.
Holzman, L. (2007). How Much of a Loss is the Loss of Self? Presented at the “Language Dynamics and the Phenomenology of Individual Experience,” Symposium of the Distributed Language Group, Agder University College, Grimstad Norway, May 2007.
Holzman, L. (2015). Vygotsky on the Margins: A Global Search for Method. Presented at the Symposium, Vygotsky and Social Justice: Community Education and Community Development, AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 2015.
Holzman, L. (2015) Schools for Growth, Radical Alternatives to Current Educational Models, Complex Chinese Language, New Taipei City Association for Promotion of Adult Learning. (Originally published 1997 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., N.J. )
Holzman, L. (2015) Schools for Growth, Radical Alternatives to Current Educational Models, Complex Chinese Language, New Taipei City Association for Promotion of Adult Learning. (Originally published 1997 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., N. J.)
Lobman, C. (2015). Performance, theatre, and improvisation: Bringing play and development into new arenas. In J. Johnson, S. Eberle, T. Henricks, and D. Kuschner (Eds.). *Handbook of the Study of Play. *New York: Rowman and Littlefield.
Salvi Greco describes the presentation he made at Performing the World 2014,” Cook-Telling Stories-Lab,” as an “innov-active” workshop through which participants explore how through combining creative cooking and story telling it is possible to work on group process, group dyna
Bonny Gildin explores the All Stars Project's model of afterschool development which uses performance and pretending to help young people in the inner cities develop as creators of their lives and communities...
Gildin, B. (2015) Afterschool: Growth! (The All Stars Way). In J. Vadeboncoeur (Ed.), Learning in and across contexts: Reimagining education. National Society for the Study of Education, v. 113, i. 2. pp 425-446.
What does it mean to support patient's emotional growth? This half-day workshop, Saturday, Oct. 18, will look at the relationship between radical acceptance and emotional growth and explore the group's capacity to create new emotions.
Check out who's coming to New York City Oct 10-12-- hundreds of performance activists, 30+ countries; presenters from Big Apple Circus, Clowns /Magicians Without Borders and the Gezundheit Institute's own Patch Adams.
Lois Holzman’s illustrative text on how Vygotsky’s tool-and-result methodology has been brought to life in New York’s development community is now available in Japanese translation, thanks to the efforts of Institute colleague, Professor Yuji Moro...
This online professional development group with Carrie Lobman is designed to enhance educators’ creative group building skills and develop their capacities to create more collaborative, creative, playful and participatory learning environments. It responds to the needs of educat