DAY 3 - STORIES OF PRACTICE
What did we come here to co-create?
9:00 - Welcome & framing
9:10 - Harvesting catch up
9:20 - Warrior of the Heart check in
9:30 - Teach: The Art ofh Harvesting
10:35 - Break
10:50 - Collective Story Harvest
13:00 - Lunch
14:30 - Teach: The Breath Pattern (Divergent/Emergent/Convergent)
14:50 - Open Space (2 Sessions)
17:30 - Village news & check out
18:30 - Dinner
19:30 - Prep Time
21:30 - Sauna
SUMMARY OF THE DAY
Stories and storytelling have always been part of how humanity has stored its knowledge, shared its wisdom, and created new ways forward. What can we learn from each other's stories of practice in the field of education and participatory learning? How can we use stories to inspirate us as we create the future together?
The third day started with a Check In; an invitation to play with energy. Participants practised exchanging energy, not by fighting with each other but to find and maintain their “energy center”. An embodied practice of being open to hear others but not to lose balance and centre when confronted by challenging ideas and beliefs.
Later learners were introduced to harvesting technique, which is concentrated collecting the most important information from Art of Hosting – conversations that matter. It works the same as in farming J The stages of this process are the following: sensing the need, preparing the field, planting the seeds, tending the crop, picking the fruits, processing (collective meaning making), planning the next harvest. The moral of the story is that learning is as much important as food, which bot nourish people.
After that one of the hosts introduced to the other method called storytelling. And this technique suggest that people could learn from stories of others and, hopefully, to learn from their experience and use those lessons in their own life and work. There were ten inspiring storytellers, who shared a little bit of their life. Those stories were listened due to different perspectives of the chosen roles (storyteller, host, listener, harvesters). The teams proved that this technique is useful and that they can learn a lot from other people’s stories.
Than followed a teaching about the process of projects and its natural parts: clear purpose – groan zone or grown zone – steps – clear goal. That showed how to implement a focused project step by step and introduced to characteristics of all these stages.
Then all participants learned about an open space methodology, which was oriented to solve important questions that the participants had in real life. Its goal was to find right people, who are interested in this topic, and want to share their ideas, opinions, knowledge and experience solving the question. People were completely free and could choose and switch the different groups when, they wanted that or couldn’t participate as effective as they wanted.