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

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

Week One Schedule: Chicago Orientation

Monday, June 15, 2015 Course Meeting Time: 9am-12pm Location: Th 204 Photography Workshop Technical preparation, practice and preparation for sport and movement projects. Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm Location: 400 S. Peoria St. Early supper on campus Time: 4pm...