Wednesday, April 04, 2018

#lilac18 Process drawing: a tool to promote reflective practice in information literacy

Leah Emery, Suzie Kitchin, and Helen Lawrence from University of Sunderland led a workshop on the process drawing technique to support IL reflective practice. Process drawing is a playful arts and craft activity where participants model or map for researchers how they accomplish a task, or experience a space, or move through time and space. It has been used to understand ‘how’ and ‘why’ people behave in the way they do, and can be used in a very wide variety of contexts. The technique is enhanced by encouraging participants to include their emotional response to the situation being mapped. Then we had a chance to have a go at mapping the process we would undertake when designing a new teaching session for a new group of students. Then we discussed our process drawings with a partner, and had a plenary discussion about our experiences of engaging in the task and how we could use it in our own teaching. This was a really enjoyable workshop, and it’s definitely something I would like to experiment with.

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