DAY 4 - COMMITTING TO ACTION
How can participatory practices enhance our learning, life and work?
09:00 - Welcome, frame & check-in
09:20 - Meta-harvest
09:50 - Teach: Laura on applying AoH methods in education
10:45 - Break
11:15 - Methodology Expeditions Introduction
11:30 - Session 1
12:15 - Session 2
13:00 - Lunch
14:30 - Designing for Wiser Action
18:00 - Dinner
19:30 - Hear from Project Holders
20:20 - Village news & check out
20:30 - Day ends
SUMMARY OF THE DAY
As typically the day started for the Check in. And today have a conversation about hugs and what they mean to all of us. Then meta-harvest team sang a song about harvesting, world cafe and open space and showed last day video.
After that, Laura taught about how to apply AoH methods in education. Then participants spread in groups such as: students, teachers, representatives of NGO, institution of Ministry and wonderful others. Following it, those groups present where and how each of us could apply these methods for our lives.
After the break all of participants could choose what kind of methodology they want to know more or learned new technologies. It was two sessions and there they could ask the questions which were interesting for them and leaders shared they expectancy.
After the lunch it was time to design some Wiser action, or, in other words: to introduce some projects. Several participants gathered to share their ideas about some particular innovations they thought were needed to make the educational system serve everyone’s needs.
Ideas ranging from pupils marching through the streets, implementing mentoring into the educational system, to establishing an organization responsible for the integration of participatory learning were shared. Participants freely chose to be co-creators and got their hands dirty in mapping all the steps needed to kick-start their supported ideas. Points such as the purpose, core questions,challenges, and the oncoming steps all were covered and the ideas came more to life. People were ready to start some real-life action and continued their conversations throughout the evening even after the official time was over.
For hard-core participants, an invitation was made for a night hike “in scalene” and it was amazing. These days have brought up many thoughts and taking time alone allowed people to concentrate inward to yourself and new things that you discovered. You fell very excited when you walked in the forest and you feel so close to the nature. It was grateful experience.
Written by Indre Puckute and Liucija Lenkauskaitė