I am trying very hard to choose two out of six learning spaces for my assignment. Each space is important. Each space is interesting. Each space would work well within a refugee camp context. The spaces are all very much connected. How do I pick the right ones or the best ones? Are any of the spaces going to be more beneficial within the camp than another? They all have merit.
When working with young children who are sometimes reluctant to talk or write, I go back to the true and tried basics of the following questions…
WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? WHY? HOW?
Who are the children I am trying to connect with? What can I do to improve their learning? Where will I get access to information that can guide me in my thinking? When will the children be able to go to a learning space within their camp? Why am I not doing more to interact with these children? How do I make a difference when I am comfortable living and learning on the other side of the world? How can I help to make a change, no matter how small, to the way these children see the world around them? How do I engage these children in 21st Century learning to prepare them for life beyond the confines of their camp? How do I give them a voice? How do I show them that I care?
Which one will I choose?
Personal Space eSpace Group, Collaborative, Cooperative Space Classroom and School Space Beyond the Classroom Space Liminal Space