Educators on Educating – Jane Slemon

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As an RN, Emily Carr lecturer Jane Slemon listens for the ways people reveal their narratives. Mortality challenges us; illness presents layers of meaning: including chemistry, prognosis, genetics and experience along with family, history, song and story. Teaching literature and writing courses since 1989, her paper–“Playful DisPlay: Contemplating McLuhan’s view of the Modern Cadaver” in Enculturation–explores the effect Body Worlds has on society and is illustrated by ECUAD’s students.

Jane’s science courses, also delivered online, that include –(a) Shape, Function and Metaphor: the Organs of the Human Body and (b) Heart, Mind Health: Learning from the Human Body–celebrate the connections artists and designers make to creative practices and materials.

“I think the most important thing that I took away from this class is how impressive we are as humans. I have mentioned it numerous times within the forums and I still stand by it now: the human body is probably the greatest work of art.” (Science 300: Studies in the Sciences – Elizabeth Jacob)

educators on educatingEducators on Educating” video series is an Emily Carr Teaching and Learning Centre initiative on faculty reflecting upon their approaches to pedagogy in the classroom, online and with incorporating new media and technologies in their practice. video series is an Emily Carr Teaching and Learning Centre initiative on faculty reflecting upon their approaches to pedagogy in the classroom, online and with incorporating new media and technologies in their practice.

All of Emily Carr’s online courses are credit courses and can be taken towards an Emily Carr University of Art + Design degree or transferred to another institution. Find out more by visiting our Online Learning webpage at  https://www.ecuad.ca/programs/online

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