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Chronic Conditions Lab 2: Looking, Listening, and Reflecting--Engaging with Art and Images that Speak to the Medical Humanities
Bringing together perspectives from the medical humanities and inquiry-based practices for looking at art and objects, this workshop will engage participants in deep observation, listening and metacognitive reflection — all grounded in historical and contemporary images that can help reveal the ways we observe, construct narratives, and make judgments about the bodies of others.

Through a range of collaborative and individual slow looking experiences, we will explore how inquiry-based observation can help us uncover complexity, navigate ambiguity, discern our own assumptions and blind spots, and promote empathy, compassion, and respectful perspective-taking. Some of the observational strategies we will explore include juxtaposition, embodied looking, perspectival reframing, and deep listening. We will also consider how working in metaphor can be a powerful tool for addressing challenging topics.

The workshop is open to practitioners from all disciplines with any level of familiarity with its themes. A primary goal is to offer participants inquiry-based observational strategies that they can use in diverse contexts of teaching and learning, within and beyond the themes of the Chronic Conditions seminar.

Nov 30, 2021 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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