Professors from Middle Georgia State University and Mercer University Collaborate in Recent Academic Presentation

Professors from Middle Georgia State University and Mercer University collaborated for a recent academic presentation at SAMLA 90 this past weekend.

Pedagogy: INTO THE LUDIC

The mission is to craft instruction that leads the student to an engaged moment of insight and retention. The vision is to enable non-conscious learning, learning without trying, learning by designed accident, learning by playing. We explore such instruction through structured exercises and McGuffins that presume that what you do affects what you think, creating experiences that lead the student through systematic observations, that lead to translation and conviction in a student’s thought and to the acquisition of facts, concepts, and processes. –SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activist and their Allies

Professors from both Middle Georgia State University and Mercer University who contributed: Dr. Christopher Cairney (MGA English Professor), Craig Coleman (Mercer Art Professor),  Chair: D.L. Simmons (MGA Art Professor) and Co-Chair: Dr. Keith Hamon (MGA English Professor). Martin Hillard (not pictured), Independent Scholar- Exploring Methods of an Orton-Gillingham-Based Reading Tutor from Baltimore, MD also participated and presented virtually.

Chair: D.L. Simmons, Middle Georgia State University and Co-Chair: Dr. Keith Hamon, Middle Georgia State University   – Into the Ludic

Martin Hilliard, Independent Scholar – Exploring Methods of an Orton-Gillingham-Based Reading Tutor (presented virtually)

Dr. Chris Cairney, Middle Georgia State University –  Intertextuality and Intratextuality as Aids in Decoding Meaning in a Work of Literature

Craig Coleman, Mercer University – Teaching Animation as a Path to Student Reflection on Current Politics

 

Pictured: Dr. Christopher Cairney (far left), Professor Craig Coleman (left), Chair: Professor D.L. Simmons (right) and Co-Chair: Dr. Keith Hamon (far right)