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ERIC Number: EJ1409545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
EISSN: EISSN-2328-2967
Self-Portraiture in the Information Classroom
Tim Gorichanaz
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v65 n1 p82-91 2024
Arts-based pedagogy is a methodology that integrates artistic practices with other domains to enhance student learning, and it has been shown to engage students and deepen their knowledge acquisition, help them connect theory and practice, inspire positive mood and social learning, and more. Though arts-based pedagogy is not yet widely used in LIS courses, it aligns with skills that information professionals today are asked to develop, such as creativity and design thinking. This short communication offers two arts-based approaches that instructors can use to imbue their classes with creativity in the form of self-portrait drawing. The first is an hour-long reflective drawing activity appropriate for the beginning or end of a course, and the second is a longitudinal activity in which self-portraits are used for taking attendance. These are "small teaching" approaches that can be readily integrated within an existing course without much effort.
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Language: English
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