The Chicago History Museum (CHM) Department of Education and Nathan Philips, assistant professor at the College of Education of the University of Illinois at Chicago will work together on this project by developing and conducting embodied conversations with teens, former teen participants, and museum staff over a six-month period.
This project seeks to identify, design, and support learning pathways for youth that extend into their futures and allow for embodied engagements with the past. Embodied conversations engage whole bodies in learning interaction. These activities include use of drawings and maps to discover learning pathways through physical and digital spaces; use of movement and five senses for a higher level of understanding, retention, and comprehension; and use of mobile technologies to engage with the city.
Follow along with the Geoconvos team as we explore connections between place, identity, and history and develop tools for understanding youth learning pathways in Chicago. Find out about our Hive Chicago funded project here, and be sure to check out Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #geoconvos for our most up-to-date progress.
Use these instructions to create a snapshot of someone’s experiences throughout the day. All facilitated by smart phone texting and connection.
Hear from one of the adult team members, Ilana, as she experiences providing snapshots of her day in her first Geoconvo.