~ imaginement ® is an engaging process of guided-inquiry learning for college students and professionals to enhance their attentional looking. As a tool it is used to assess the learning that comes with deep seeing in perceiving and actualizing patterns of ideation and innovation.
On May 4 Terri McNichol was joined by Jeana Wirtenberg, Ph.D.and Coach Elena Feliz for "Lessons Learned from Millennials: Attentional, Inspired Seeing," at the Annual Sharing Day, ASD, of the NJ Organization Development Association.
McNichol distilled 15+ years of her research in a single session and still managed to dispell the myths about Millennials for the past 20 years that are still prevalent to the present day. For example this headline "NBA will consider shortening games due to millennial attention spans" in FORBES, January 2017.
Contrary to labels of "self-centered" and "narcissistic" Millennials have proven themselves to be "seekers" more interested in the pursuit of meaning over happiness. Millennials are more "other" oriented and open to learning about diverse peoples; they are "wired" with a capcity for wonder and awe enabling them to create cross-over bridges to new ideas and concepts. And Millennials are capable of reflection and observation of their own thinking process and articulating it in writing. It is from her 30-year collection of student essays that enabled McNichol to analyze and create a rubric for evaluating the student papers. For more information, email McNichol at firstname.lastname@example.org
Much of today’s most interesting, innovative and passionate writing about museums and galleries is hidden away in hundreds of carefully-crafted museum blogs.And all too little of this content enters into mainstream museum discourse.
Over 75 blogs: transforming the museum experience The Museum Blog Book brings together a collection which reflects fresh thinking and practice in and about museums. Whether the authors are from world-class institutions like MoMA, the Smithsonian, the British Museum, or the V&A - or are independent professionals or volunteers - they all share practical experience aimed at improving (and often transforming) the museum experience.
New technologies In five sections, The Museum Blog Book explores every key area of museum operation: from managing and collecting, to learning, interpreting and visiting. The content is both rich and concise. And - reflecting its online origins - the application of new technologies is explored throughout.
Ren Associates brings its unique combination of transdisciplinary expertise and approaches to deliver positive results in organizations. Our founder, Terri McNichol, curator, arts administrator educator for over 30 years, passionately advocates for the arts as an integral part of strategy, change management and wise leadership. We believe that cultivating the imagination combined with design-thinking tools is the way to a humanistic transformation of systems and the world.