Juan Carlos Castro is Assistant Professor of Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal. His research focuses on the dynamics and qualities of knowing, learning and teaching art through new and social media as understood through complexity thinking and network theory. His current research examines how mobile media coupled with creative production networks knowledge in urban environments to create educational and civic engagement with teens and young adults.
Prior to joining the faculty at Concordia University, Juan has taught at the University of Illinois, University of British Columbia, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Burren College of Art. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and taught at Towson High School in Maryland from 2000-2006. As a high school teacher, Castro’s teaching and curriculum was awarded a Coca-Cola Foundation Distinguished Teacher in the Arts from the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts and twice awarded with a U.S. Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award.
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