University of Northern Colorado
Type of Resources
This action research project about using art to reflect on an experience explores community, the purpose of education, and the results of implementing an art debrief. Inspiration for this project came from my own personal desire to use art to examine an experience. I, as the researcher, organized a day with a local non-profit that provides adaptive skiing. Photos were taken of the participants to be used for a time of reflective art making about the experience. There were a range of responses from being extremely impactful for one participant, to not being immediately beneficial for another. The data gathered helped generate a lesson for a high school photography class that combined adventure, photography, and reflecting through art. This research could be incorporated into various types of curriculum, included in experiential education, and used on a personal level as a way to help inspire positive experiences and growth.
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