Pre-Texts at Boston University

Boston University

Boston , Estados Unidos

Pre-Texts, a flexible framework that adapts to any context, was the professional development methodology for two courses in Arts Administration in Boston University’s Masters program during the spring semester of 2018 and the summer session of 2018. Both courses, Arts of Barcelona needed to address a double challenge: how to tackle difficult academic material and how to engage the many Chinese students who were English-language learners.

Facilitated by Polly Lauer, Jahnvi Singh, and Alexandra Gaydos, Pre-Texts offered a solution that stretched language competency and self-confidence. Through creativity and equitable spaces for working, students developed the foundational skills of high-order literacy, public speaking, civic competence, critical thinking, and innovation.

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Lanfranco Aceti
Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Arts Administration