February 21, 2014

Sigma Tau Delta Dinners & Conversations: Alisha White & A/r/tography
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Old Bailey House, 100 South Campbell St
Description: "English students and faculty are invited to attend Dinner and Conversations, to be hosted by Dr. Alisha White. The theme of Dr. White's event is A/r/tography as artistic inquiry, and she will lead us in thinking about how we can apply arts-based methods to reflect on our learning.

Educator and theorist, Elliott Eisner, argued that “the arts provide a way of knowing.” Reflecting on our experiences through the arts allows us to consider our knowing in multiple ways. Anita Sinner and her colleagues at University of British Columbia wrote: “To be engaged in the practice of a/r/tography means to inquire in the world through an ongoing process of art making in any art form and writing not separate or illustrative of each other but interconnected and woven through each other to create additional and/or enhanced meanings.”

This month’s Dinners and Conversations will be a discussion of how the arts can inform our learning and teaching. We will spend most of the “presentation” time discussing some examples of a/r/tography as inquiry and doing what a/r/tographer Rita Irwin calls “a quick inquiry” in which participants will use drawing, gesture, talk, and writing to reflect on an “aha” experience.
Contact Information:
 Alisha White
 Phone: 309-298-1103
 Email: a-white2@wiu.edu
Source: Department of English & Journalism

Western Illinois University
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