Innovation through Questioning: Towards a Culture of Inquiry

Track
Education Audience Research & Evaluation
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
275 America's Center
Description
Questioning drives all innovation. How might we cultivate a culture of inquiry for ourselves, our visitors, and the field? In this participatory workshop, you will practice tools presenters have used to promote inquiry and advance creative and critical thinking with children, coworkers, docents, and school teachers. Participants will leave with concrete tools to support questioning with a variety of audiences.

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Learner Outcome
  1. Learn the importance of questions as drivers of understanding, creative thinking, and field evolution.
  2. Learn protocols and strategies to promote inquiry and idea generation.
  3. Synthesize a generative question based on the ideas of AAM 2017 and of relevance to your professional practice.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Jennifer Lehe
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Manager of Strategic Partnerships
Organization: 
Columbus Museum of Art
Bio
Jen Lehe is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships at the Columbus Museum of Art where she oversees learning programs for P-20, teachers, and the business community. Jen directs the IMLS-funded Making Creativity Visible and launched the Leaders in Creativity fellowship to build teachers' capacity to advocate beyond their classrooms. Jen holds an EdM in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BFA in Photography from NYU.
Presenter: 
Jessimi Jones
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Education
Organization: 
Philbrook Museum of Art
Bio
Jessimi Jones is the Bernsen Director of Education and Public Programs at the Philbrook Museum of Art and oversees the visioning, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of education programs and interpretation for all museum audiences. Jones has served on a number of boards and presents nationally. Jones holds a BA in Art History from Kent State University and a M.S. Ed from Bank Street College in Leadership in Museum Education.
Presenter: 
Rachel Trinkley
Role: 
Presenter
Organization: 
National Gallery of Art
Bio
Rachel Trinkley serves as Director of Education for Explore! Children's Museum of Washington DC, a museum currently in development in the nation's capital. Prior to her current role, Rachel worked at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries and at the Columbus Museum of Art. She is co-editor of the July 2014 Journal of Museum Education issue titled "Intentionality and the Twenty-First Century Museum."