journey to make a      place more wonderful                    Sharon Dvora                    Design Ecology             ...
“Learning and teaching should not stand onopposite banks and just watch the water flow by — instead,  they should embark t...
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...
participatory action. A ball toss.                                 the role of the teacher is in understanding            ...
learning as          ball toss
“We can make a living city in our play space” Karan                                                      “A journey is an ...
don’t worry about needing to know what to do next.                                  truly ask the students what they’re th...
slow down the pace.               it’s a very conscious effort to ask open questions…… and give everyone an opportunity to...
Creativity is the daughter of the unexpectedLoris Malaguzzi
A system needs access to itself.It needs to understand who it is, where it is,      what it believes, what it knows.      ...
Documentation leads the process.                    See it as research.         let go of not knowing what is next.
revisit the intent.                           act as the memory of what just occurred.ask provoking questions as the ideas...
“You can’t see a lot,                        “You couldn’t see through it,  unless you climbed up onto the deck rail     b...
“So we can pretend we‟re chopping by air. Bad guys.                                      So we don‟t hurt anybody with air...
you cannot do the teaching in your own head.     it’s social constructivism.                          you bounce it off of...
levelsof   scale
contrast
strongcenters
positivespace
roughness
notseparateness
simplicity&    inner calm    Emergence is the surprising capacity we discover             only when we join together.     ...
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  1. 1. journey to make a place more wonderful Sharon Dvora Design Ecology Spring 2012
  2. 2. “Learning and teaching should not stand onopposite banks and just watch the water flow by — instead, they should embark together on a journey down the river. Through an active, reciprocalexchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.” Loris Malaguzzi, 100 Languages of Children
  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. participatory action. A ball toss. the role of the teacher is in understanding the children’s intentions. 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 questions…… and give everyone an opportunity to share.
  9. 9. Creativity is the daughter of the unexpectedLoris 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. Documentation 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 questions 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 constructivism. you bounce it off of other teachers as well. challenging one another. following the threads of learning, which move and shift.
  16. 16. levelsof scale
  17. 17. contrast
  18. 18. strongcenters
  19. 19. positivespace
  20. 20. roughness
  21. 21. notseparateness
  22. 22. simplicity& inner calm Emergence is the surprising capacity we discover only when we join together. Meg Wheatley, a simpler way

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