Friday, 25 October 2013

HME PLC November 18, 2013

Hamilton Area Museum Educators
invites you to our November 2013 Peer Learning Circle

Adult Education and Museums’/Galleries’ role in inquiry-based learning and the “New” Curriculum
Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:00am-3:00pm
 Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON
This session is FREE!

Presenters and topics include:

Dr. Joyce Zazulak, Associate professor, McMaster University Department of Family Medicine
The Importance of Curiosity in Adult Learning
As a medical professional and medical school instructor, it is important to foster curiosity in my students, who as family medicine practitioners are embarking on a lifetime of learning.  Curiosity is a valuable skill not often fostered in the medical school culture that values perfectionism in its students.  Curiosity and a willingness to maintain an open minded approach to problem solving and tolerating ambiguous subject matter do in fact make physicians better diagnosticians.  Arts-based learning opportunities for medical students and increasing medical humanities programs in Canada’s medical schools aim to further develop curiosity and tolerance to ambiguity in adult learners.

Joyce Zazulak, MSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP is an Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University. Dr. Zazulak is the Coordinator, Behavioural Science Program in the Family Medicine Residency Program and the Associate Director, Standardized Patient Program, Centre for Simulation Based Learning in the Faculty of Health Science. Dr. Zazulak's academic area of interest includes teaching about the communication skills and patient centered care. She also has a particular interest in Narrative Medicine and Healthcare Humanities and an interest in developing visual literacy in the training of health professionals. Dr. Zazulak has recently developed an "Art of Seeing" curriculum for Family Medicine residents in collaboration with the McMaster Museum of Art.

Dr. Gregory Davies
Student Collaboration, Curatorship and Educational Outreach: ‘Worldly Possessions’ at the McMaster Museum of Art
This talk will outline the design of the current ‘Worldly Possessions’ exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art and focus on student involvement in curatorship and educational outreach through research, tours, activities and electronic media.

Assistant Professor, History of Art, School of the Arts, McMaster University (BA., York University, MA., University of Toronto). I have been teaching Art History courses at the School of the Arts, McMaster University since 2002. I have also taught courses in Art History at the University of Toronto and Guelph University. My areas of specialized interest are Italian Baroque and Renaissance art and my dissertation (in progress) focuses upon caricature and its invention in 17th-century Italy. During my time at McMaster I have developed and implemented two Art History travel courses in Italy, taught each spring through the School of the Arts. In addition to curating the current exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art (Worldly Possessions: Visualizing Ownership in the Age of the Baroque) I am also currently involved in the design of a teaching module to be offered through the proposed Centre for Arts and Social Engagement (CASE) initiative.

Nicole Neufeld
Seniors in the Studio: Education Programs for an Aging Population
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
For over two years, KW|AG has partnered with the Alzheimer Society Kitchener-Waterloo to jointly deliver gallery programs for individuals living with early onset Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.  This talk will run through program delivery, reveal some of the findings and benefits of delivering programs to seniors, and offer insights into future opportunities and challenges facing this kind of initiative.

Nicole Neufeld is the Director of Public Programs at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and received a Master of Arts in Art History from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Guelph.  Previously, she was Head of Membership & Development at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), and held positions at the National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, and Carleton University. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Guelph Arts Council, the Steering Committee for the Family Centre (Kitchener), and the Let’s Read! Waterloo Region Family Literacy Initiative committee.  Neufeld was co-curator of ImagiNation: New Cultural Topographies and co-organizer of a conference at Carleton University, Complicated Entanglements: Rethinking Pluralism in the 21st Century.

Dr. Debra Antoncic, PhD
Associate Curator at RiverBrink
Debra Antoncic will be speaking on RiverBrink Art Museum’s series of LearnMore Adult Education Courses. You can read more about the most recent course here. 

Debra Antoncic is a curator and art historian with a specialty in post-war Canadian art and visual culture.  She holds a PhD in art history from Queen’s University and a combined Master of Arts and Curatorial Diploma from York University. She is currently the Associate Curator at RiverBrink Art Museum and part-time instructor in the Department of Visual Arts at Brock University.  Dr. Antoncic has curated exhibitions at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the McMaster Museum of Art. She has published critical essays in Fuse Magazine and Revue d’art Canadien/Canadian Art Review and exhibition reviews in Canadian Art and other publications. 

Leslie Furness
Hamilton Artist and Teacher's College Graduate 2013
Leslie Furness will be doing an interactive presentation about the New Ontario Curriculum for grades 7 to 12 and how museums and galleries can apply this curriculum to learning that happens outside of the classroom setting. In particular, Leslie will speak about her experience leading grade 12s through the McMaster University School of the Arts graduating class exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art in order for the students to look ahead to opportunities and expectations at
the university level.

Registration is limited! Contact one of the HME coordinators to register BEFORE NOVEMBER 13.

Further Details:
Room Location at the RBG: Room 1/2 (upstairs on Mezzanine level) with elevator access. Walk past the gift shop and turn left and go up the stairs.

Bring a lunch, but can't guarantee space in fridge.
Eat at the Garden Café on site.
You can visit Easterbrooks across the road for one of their 15 - 20 varieties of hotdogs (may have vegetarian option).

Rose Garden Restaurant (1124 Plains Road) just steps away from RBG to the west - walking distance.
Nonna's Cucina Ristorante or Tim Hortons are driving distance to the east as well as other fast food places even further.

After lunch - go for a stroll in the Mediterranean Garden or take a quick brisk walk outside or visit the Gift Shop.

Interested in more? See the visitors guide here.


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