Building Quantitative Literacy Through Science, Education, and Art
- Susan Eriksson, Geoscience Educator and Evaluator, Independent Artist
- Sarah Fortner, SERC at Carleton College
- Thomas Meixner, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Arizona
- Hannah Perrine Mode, Independent Artist, Academic Council Juneau Icefield Research Program
- Gabriel Harp, M.F.A., Director of Research & Creative Practice Development, Taubman College of Architecture of Urban Planning, University of Michigan (Art & Science in Higher Education)
- Jiabao Li, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Design, University of Texas at Austin (Artist, Designer & Technologist)
- Francesca Samsel, M.F.A., Research Scientist, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin (Artist, Big data visualization)
- Hannah Perrine Mode, M.F.A., Independent Artist (Artist, Faculty on the Juneau Icefield Research Program)
The goals of this virtual workshop are to:
- Engage in strategies for incorporating real world data and quantitative literacy into courses informed by EDDIE modules.
- Engage in strategies for enhancing quantitative literacy through the arts.
- Develop ideas for teaching inquiry and quantitative reasoning and enhancing student learning through artistic expression.
Part One: Inquiry, quantitative reasoning, & creativity
8:00-8:20 a.m. CT, Welcome & Icebreaker (Hannah/Sarah)
- Why is quantitative learning is important to your students?
- How does art deepen student learning connected to quantitative topics?
8:20-8:45 a.m. CT, Structure of the EDDIE teaching materials (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.5MB Nov29 21): Supporting Students in Building Inquiry & Quantitative Reasoning Skills (Tom)
9:30 a.m.-9:40 a.m. CT, Break
9:40 a.m. -10:05 a.m. CT, Small Group Discussion (Tom)
- How do you see yourself applying strategies from the EDDIE rubric or modules?
- What are the human, cultural, or creative connections you could make to complement these approaches?
10:05 a.m. -10:30 a.m. CT, Whole group round robin sharing of one idea (Sarah)
10:30-10:40 a.m. CT, Break
Part Two: Artistic Approaches to Make Connections & Strengthen Learning
10:40 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. CT, Panelist Introductions & Set-Up for Course Action Planning (Susan)
11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. Artist Sharing (Hannah)
Each artist will share strategies for 15 minutes, have 5 minutes for Q&A, & then participants will reflect on takeaways for their classes in breakout rooms
- Gabriel Harp (Art & Science in Higher Education), Gabriel Harp's Presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 8.1MB Dec6 21)
- Jiabao Li (Artist, Designer & Technologist)
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. CT, Lunch Break
12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m. CT, Artist Sharing (Hannah)
Each artist will share strategies for 15 minutes, have 5 minutes for Q&A, & then participants will reflect on applications to their class in breakout rooms
- Francesca Samsel (Artist, Big data visualization), Francesca Samsel's Presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 34.3MB Dec6 21)
- Hannah Perrine Mode (Artist, Faculty on the Juneau Icefield Research Program), Hannah Perrine Mode's Presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 38.5MB Dec7 21)
1:25 p.m.-1:50 p.m. CT , Discussion of Your Course Ideas informed by ideas on teaching with inquiry & art
1:55 p.m. Workshop Evaluation (Sarah)
Resources Shared at the Workshop
- Project EDDIE overview including upcoming events and interest list sign-up.
- Project EDDIE teaching materials including modules and supporting materials.
- Hannah Perrine Mode's website
- Jiabao Li's website
- Francesca Samsel's website
- Taubman College of Architecture of Urban Planning, University of Michigan (Gabriel Harp)
- O'Reilly, Catherine M., Alice Q. Hargrave, and Kendra Paitz.DATA AS ART: An Exhibition of the Issues that Lakes Face (Acrobat (PDF) 961kB Dec7 21), ASLO Bulletin of Limnology & Oceanography (2021): 82-8, https://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lob.10441
- Sculpting Visualizations (Francesca Samsel's project)
- Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts & Design (hub for connecting arts & sciences)