Image of Research: We Went Deep!

Image of Research: We Went Deep!

Our Experience: Jenny Hendler & Lindsey Miossi This photo perfectly describes our research experience with the Kilmacud Crokes Gaelic football team. From the first day we went to their practice at the home pitch, it was all smiles and laughs. We were both nervous...
A Community Service Project To Remember

A Community Service Project To Remember

A month ago I wrote the first post about the opportunity we had to work with the Piranha Triathlon Club (PTC). Since that time, so much has happened! Assisted by Arin Weidner and helped by Liz Torres we succeeded in providing feedback to 100 club members who responded...
Photo Essay: Visual Thinking Strategies

Photo Essay: Visual Thinking Strategies

Pedagogical Choice and Preparation One of the pedagogical strategies that I decided to bring to this study abroad course was the concept of visual thinking strategies (VTS). I was introduced to VTS through a educators workshop I attended at the Museum of Contemporary...
Experiential Education In Action

Experiential Education In Action

Designing The Experience When I envisioned how this study program would be implemented I had in my mind several constraints including the duration of time in country; skills and personal qualities of the course members; the personal goals students said they had for...
A Day Off In Howth

A Day Off In Howth

Finding the path was not always easy Boats moored in Howth Marina Gulls of Howth South Cliff Boats crossing at the entrance to Howth Harbor View to the top of the cliff gulls scrapping for mackerel thrown from the afternoon catch East Cliffs of Howth Boats into Howth...
Remembering and Moving On

Remembering and Moving On

Starting the Day Today was very two sided. On one hand a sad reminder of how quickly life can change on the other hand the opportunities in front of us. Arin and Lisa met the students at Dublin airport and I prepared course work and our teaching room in the historic...

Class Day 3: The Photo Essay

The final class before we left for Ireland was an introduction to the purpose and use of photo-essays to represent a specific phenomenon. The students worked in groups of five and were tasked with evaluating the literature presented and the way in which photographic...
Day Two Recap

Day Two Recap

Morning Session We got off to a great start this morning by examining qualitative research methods (QRM) and ethnography specifically. Students worked in pairs to examine review articles and produce presentations to the group. Students discussed, compared and...
Day One Recap

Day One Recap

Our first day started off with everyone sharing what their last weeks had been like and how they prepared for the course. Of course it would not be a typical UIC summer course without the classroom air system blowing 80 degree heat! We soldiered on and the students...
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