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Workshops: October 2017

Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: A three-part series

MISC - Miscellaneous

During this three-part series, participants will be invited to engage individually and communally in a variety of experiential activities that explore how to build visual and critical thinking skills through looking at and discussing art. Featuring art works from the Legacy Gallery collection, participants will be introduced to Visual Thinking Strategies, a teaching technique that uses the practice of extended observation of visual imagery and discussion to help students develop the following transferrable skills:

•             Thoughtful and extended examination of data

•             Critical thinking

•             Communicating ideas clearly

•             Listening to and considering the views of others

•             Holding multiple perspectives

Thursday, September 14, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: part 1
ART 2017F ART1

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: A025)

Facilitator(s): Gillian Booth (Legacy Art Galleries)

Description: In session 1, through the guidance of a facilitator and working in groups with artwork, participants will experience how to visually analyse, look critically and communicate what they see. Visual Thinking Strategies will be introduced with a focus on the importance of considering multiple interpretations.

part 1 of 3.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: part 2
ART 2017F ART2

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: A025)

Facilitator(s): Gillian Booth (Legacy Art Galleries)

Description: In session 2 of this three-part series, students will be assigned prior reading and bring an image to class. The Visual Thinking Strategies technique will be reviewed and participants will have an opportunity to practice with the group. Time will be given for discussion on how to use art and visual imagery in the classroom.

part 2 of 3.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Teaching Visual and Critical Thinking Skills through Looking at Art: part 3
ART 2017F ART3

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: A025)

Facilitator(s): Gillian Booth (Legacy Art Galleries)

Description: In the third and last session of this series, advanced Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) facilitation techniques will be discussed and participants will practice VTS with their own images as well as share experiences of using images in the classroom.

part 3 of 3.

JCURA Research Ethics and Approval Workshop

JCURA - Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards

If your JCURA research project involves collecting data from human participants (interviews, surveys, observations, etc.), using or collecting human biological materials (blood, urine, cell lines, etc.) or accessing existing data sets or reports that are protected (e.g., patient files, government data sets, etc.) your research must be reviewed and approved by the UVic Human Research Ethics Board (UVIC Research Policy 1250) BEFORE you commence research activities. The ethical review process cannot be conducted after you have collected data. Your supervisor is responsible for ensuring that you are appropriately mentored on this process.

These two sessions are identical so it is only necessary to attend one session but you are welcome to attend both.

The ethics workshop will cover the basics for student researchers including what studies require research ethics review and approval, and what to do if you and your supervisor are unsure whether your project requires research ethics clearance. We encourage you to visit the university’s Human Research Ethics website at https://www.uvic.ca/research/conduct/home/regapproval/humanethics/index.php to access application forms, application guidelines, and additional resources. Knowing about research ethics is crucial to any budding researcher's career. Even if your JCURA project would not require ethical approval, you may find the workshop helpful.

Monday, September 25, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

JCURA Research Ethics and Approval Workshop
ETHICS 2017F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Kenna Miskelly (Human Research Ethics ), Eugenie Lam (Office of Research Services), Joe Parsons (Learning & Teaching Centre)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

JCURA Research Ethics and Approval Workshop
ETHICS 2017F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Kenna Miskelly (Human Research Ethics ), Eugenie Lam (Office of Research Services), Joe Parsons (Learning & Teaching Centre)