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Visualisations a cross curricular approach


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Visualisations a cross curricular approach

  1. 1. Visualisations A Cross-Curricular ApproachCulham St. Gabriels Teacher Weekend 30th September 2012, Wokefield Park, Reading. Emma McVittie & Paul Smalley@EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  2. 2. Humble BeginningsTeacher Weekend 2010VisualisationsCross curricular Teaching and LearningTwo ‘strands’ @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  3. 3. The Theory Behind the Practice The project draws on a variety of theoreticalconstructs which were used to structure theproject activities and examine the findings• Visualisation techniques• Spirituality and Spiritual Literacy• Psychosynthesis• Physical literacy @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  4. 4. Visualisation, guided imagery or fantasy Origins of ‘guided imagery’ – Desoille (1938) ‘rêve-éveillé’ Hammond, Hay et al (1990) Apparent use in TEFL /TESL @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  5. 5. Visualisation, guided imagery or fantasy Stone (1995) a visualisation is the use of theimagination where the person takes an active rolein the story. Raban (1987) sees guided imagery as adirected method of tapping creative, therapeuticand spiritual potentialities of the imagination(115). @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  6. 6. Looking Deeper - Spiritual DimensionsLooking withinLooking to othersLooking aroundLooking beyond(Based on Fisher 1998, Ingersoll 1998 and Elton-Chalcraft 2002) @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  7. 7. Mapping the spiritual experienceHay and Nye (1996) Young childrenHere and now, tuning, flowIngersoll (1996) CounsellingConnectedness, mystery, present-centredness,meaning @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  8. 8. The ‘whole’ child Whitehead (2010) Physical Literacy Psychosynthesis (Assagioli, 1911) – roots inpsychology and counselling. @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  9. 9. Looking Deeper - Structure Relaxation and preparation exercises Visualisation with sensory cues Discussion Reflective activity Interviews 5-10 minutes with 6 pupils. Follow up with the same 6 pupils“Making meaning at a profound level through personalnarrative.......providing these spaces for children to askbigger questions and enabling them to respond and reflectupon their learning.” (Binder, 2010:22) @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  10. 10. Looking Deeper - The Garden@EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  11. 11. Looking Deeper – L’excursion@EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  12. 12. Discussion Looking Within Haye and Nye (1996) Concerned with personal spirituality and Here and nowinner-thoughts Tuning Looking To Others Flow Thinking about social and moral aspectof spirituality and the influence on Ingersoll (1998)relationships Connectedness Looking Around Mystery The world around us and how this caninstil, influence and spark our spirituality Present-centredness Looking Beyond Meaning The transcendental aspect ofspirituality. Looking beyond ourselves @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic
  13. 13. Future PlansSecondary PilotLarge scale study – October 2012Primary and secondary schools nationwideDevelop a linked series of visualisationsExpand curricular ‘range’ @EmmaMcV @PabloPedantic