Please join us here to read and exchange about the journey our 360 Program, "Learning and Narrating Childhoods," is taking to Ghana over spring break. We are 16 undergraduate women from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, two faculty members, a Bryn Mawr College alumna, and two colleagues from Northern Ghana's Titagya Schools. Our destinations are Titagya Schools, in Dalun, and the University of Ghana, Legon, near Accra. We will be learning with young learners, teachers, community members, university students, and faculty. We are exploring how languages, lives, and futures interact as children and communities grow and change.
This picture is from our joint field trip earlier this semester with Parkway West High School students to UPenn's Museum of Archeology and Anthropology's "Imagine Africa" exhibition. There we explored and interacted with representations of the continent in order to participate in a renovation of the museum's exhibition of African art and technologies. Now as we set off to visit and volunteer in Ghana, will will continue revise imaginings with new experiences and future possibilities.
Link to Midcourse Feedback https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sh64VzzH7DNVZp7eO_yxvQj4GlIuzAN2fHycAqDRY9c/edit?usp=sharing
Placement -- updates, what is your plan for this week in your placement?
To Discuss in your placement group: WHAT WILL YOUR FIRST WEEK LOOK LIKE?
What technologies can you explore to add value to your placement and help build relationships.
Can you try something you haven’t tried before?
What are your expectations for self, group members, placement partners? How will you communicate these?
How will you know at the end that your week working in your placement has been successful?
Put this on your googdoc and share with us. Bring back to big group: one intention you have.
What do you expect of your group members?
What ideas/questions are you investigating with your placement experience?
OUR TOP THREE PRIORITIES FOR INQURY IN ED 255 IN STUDYING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CONNECTING NETWORKED EXPERIENCES AND EDUCATION
Our class wrote these together. Feedback welcome!
1. Creativity and Structure. What are the relationships between learner- driven inquiry and organization, creativity and standardization, and how do online experiences interact with/inform/reflect these relationships? (EMERGENCE)
2. Access and Social Inequality. who has access to the Internet and who doesn’t? where? and to what (including e-labor and e-waste)? How do different people/groups create and use access? What do we need to know to think well about this and how it impacts high access spaces? (POWER)
3. Human Development. How do our growing/changing bodies and brains interact with and get shaped by networked experiences? Opportunities and opportunity costs? How is identity shaped and changed by (and shapes and changes) online, networked experiences? (IDENTITY)
4. Institutions and Communities?