I spent the last few days in beautiful Pamplona attending Project Zero's Understanding for a Complex World. This was my first time attending as faculty and presenting - my workshop was called "Using the Understanding Map to Uncover Hidden Stories in Photographs". I loved the workshop as I learnt so much from the participants, and sharing is always a great way to reflect.
I thought I would share my workshop here too. This was a two hour workshop (though we actually could have used more time), so the video version just briefly describes some of the activities we did.
As participants entered the learning space, I played this slideshow, showing some photos taken around the world in the last month.
Here is the presentation that followed:
The main message was that we can use photographs as a starting point to bring complex issues into the classroom. We can also use different routines to help us slow down and go deep, instead of merely glancing at an image, having a short emotional reaction, then moving on! The routines used help students look at different perspectives, explore their emotional responses, back up their ideas with facts and finally reflect on their learning.
If you have any questions - let me know!