by Maggi Adamek
This is primarily a test entry for the new blog designed for the Embodied Methodologies Research Group at the University of Minnesota. However, I thought I would take the opportunity to document a bit of the conversation among our group thus far as well as questions that are emerging:
What scholarly transformation occurs as a result of embodied practice?
How do we apply or engage embodied content in our scholarly and teaching work - what are the applications and implications in existing or new work that we and other colleagues undertake?
How do people study embodiment?
How do we position the work within the University?
What does it mean to say "the body knows?"
How will we document what we are learning? what is occurring to us?
What are appropriate structures for having dialogue among the investigators? For documenting in the moment what are our emergent questions and embodied experiences?
What is shifting for the individual scholar and for the process of shared discovery as we go through this process?
How do we legitimize this work?
How can we develop embodied pedagogy for the classroom? What would it look like? What would the outcomes be?
What are cultural roots and philosophical grounding of BodyMind Centering?