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S dvora journey3

  1. 1. Sharon DvoraDesign EcologySpring 2012
  2. 2. A Systems Exploration of the Outdoor Playscape at Creative Children’s Center Expressive Materials: Reggio Emilia draw, paint, video teaching practices models, mapping & pattern language clay, movement Me: Patterns: Children: Teachers: un-learningactivity, movement constructing knowledge dialogue, document & learning feeling, weather explore resource, provocation interactions ideate research express Outdoor Playscape: Living System — Natural Elements: seasons, weather, plants, dirt water, sun, rain, mud, sand Hardscape Elements: raised beds, grape arbor sandplay area covered porch
  3. 3. What stories do these places tell?How does this place mirror who we are?Where do I feel most alive in this place?Where are the ‘centers’ of this place?    
  4. 4. par3cipatory  ac3on.  A  ball  toss.   the  role  of  the  teacher  is  in  understanding      the  children’s  inten3ons.     they  are  the  researchers  exploring  the  outside  space.  
  5. 5. learning as ! " " "ball toss!
  6. 6. “We can make a living city in our play space” Karan “A journey is an adventure.” Tyler “It should be fun.” “Ways to figure out the world around you.” “Some journeys are scary.” “Patterns of what goes on” Jaylin
  7. 7. don’t  worry  about  needing  to  know  what  to  do  next.     truly  ask  the  students  what  they’re  thinking.     once  I  let  go,  it  will  get  easier.    
  8. 8.      slow  down  the  pace.     it’s  a  very  conscious  effort  to  ask  open  ques3ons…    …  and  give  everyone  an  opportunity  to  share.    
  9. 9. Creativity is the daughter of the unexpected Loris Malaguzzi
  10. 10. A system needs access to itself.It needs to understand who it is, where it is, what it believes, what it knows. Meg Wheatley, a simpler way
  11. 11. Documenta3on  leads  the  process.        See  it  as  research.                let  go  of  not  knowing  what  is  next.    
  12. 12. revisit  the  intent.                act  as  the  memory  of  what  just  occurred.     ask  provoking  ques3ons  as  the  ideas  move  forward.    
  13. 13. “You can’t see a lot, “You couldn’t see through it, unless you climbed up onto the deck rail because it was wood.” & look over.” Anya “All you can see through is the little cracks in the fence.”“There’s a crack between the fence & the rail “If we had a window, that you can go in.” we could see out of there.” “That’s a good idea” Karan
  14. 14. “So we can pretend we’re chopping by air. Bad guys. So we don’t hurt anybody with air swords.” Kegan“You can see through the metaland hang paintings on it.” Jaylin
  15. 15. you  cannot  do  the  teaching  in  your  own  head.      it’s  social  construc3vism.     you  bounce  it  off  of  other  teachers  as  well.            challenging  one  another.     following  the  threads  of  learning,        which  move  and  shiF.    
  16. 16. positive space
  17. 17. roughness

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