Posted: November 30, 2022: Enhance Your Skills with AEA's Online Education. In this online session, presenters will explore strategies for using photography and poetry in evaluation. Participants will: 1) Build a theoretical and practical understanding of two arts-based methods. 2) Identify appropriate data analysis strategies across diverse contexts. 3) Understand how to overcome potential barriers to integrating arts-based methods into their work. This eStudy will include a short dynamic lecture, individual and small group experiential learning activities, meaningful discussion, and plenty of examples from presenters' practice to support real-world application. Focusing on data collection techniques for both empirical evidence and reflexive practice, this eStudy bolsters participants’ capacities to use each arts-based method in their practice.
A survey cannot answer every evaluation question. To increase the usefulness of evaluation, we need more creative measurement strategies to reach people where they are at and engage them in meaningful ways. Let’s be honest – we all benefit when evaluation techniques elevate joy and diverse wisdom to counter extractive and depleting practices. Arts-based methods facilitate collaboration, effective data collection, and critical reflexivity. This three-hour workshop introduces foundational concepts for arts-based data collection with key ethical and practical considerations.
Presenters: Jennica Nichols, MPH and Maya Lefkowich, PhD
Dates: December 1 and 8 from 12:00-1:30 PM ET