This workshop is intended for academic facilitators of anatomy and life sciences teaching based at UK higher education institutions.
Travel and accommodation are not included in the workshop fee but Anatomical Society (AS) funding for attendance at events such as this is available to members of AS: http://anatsoc.org.uk/funding-and-awards/awards-and-prizes-matrix
Proposed workshop schedule:
Participants will begin by being guided in the observation and drawing of the simple form of a ball-peen hammer. The humerus is then observed and drawn after which participants will draw more complex anatomical structures. The progress of each individual participant will be closely and carefully followed by Leonard, who is particularly attentive to their manual actions, as reflected in the marks they make on paper. Leonard will provide moment-by-moment attention, guidance and instruction to enhance the observational, haptic and drawing skills of participants.
The workshop will run for three days and will be organised as follows:
Day 1: Informal group introductions will follow a brief pre-workshop questionnaire. The workshop will begin with motor adjustment exercises and with participants beginning to draw a ball-peen hammer, followed by further practice drawing the hammer. Leonard will provide appropriate group and individual input throughout.
Day 2: Participants will observe and repeat drawing of the hammer with further instructions and exercises provided by Leonard as appropriate. Leonard will then introduce the humerus for observation and drawing in the same style as the hammer, with focus primarily on the head and neck of the humerus. Participants will practice and repeat this process.
Day 3: Participants will observe and draw a sectioned skull specimen followed by portrait drawing using the skull as reference. Participants will then be able to choose their own specific anatomical structures, using either osteological or prosected cadaveric material which will provide the opportunity for them to develop knowledge of topics they teach. This will also allow educators to discover anatomical features outside of their expertise through generating their own 3D representations of the structures. Finally, a post-workshop questionnaire and focus group will be held.
Day 1- Monday 15th May
Coffee and registration 9am
Workshop 10am – 4.30pm
Lunch break 1-2pm
Day 2. Tuesday 16th May
Workshop 9am – 4.30pm.
Lunch break 12.30-1.30pm
Day 3. Wednesday 17th May
Workshop 9am – 3:30pm
Focus group 3.30pm – 5pm
Lunch break 1.30-2.30pm