To take a whole school with you when it comes to rethinking and doing new things – a clear understanding of the “why” helps everyone. Real, empathic understanding, however, seldom comes from reading studies, facts and figures. It arises when we ask ourselves, curious and with real interest: How does learning feel right now? Do you feel heard and seen? Do you know about your strenghs? Do you enjoy learning with others?
Andreas Reeg https://www.andreasreeg.com
how is school experienced?
We want to help with curious questions – because we know that it is not that easy. It takes courage to ask the most important questions, and to have an initial idea of what to do with the answers afterwards.
So we prepared something in advance: together with Edkimo and a few bright minds – we turned the really important questions into thematically sorted templates ready to go (but flexible for you to personalize) to understand how students, colleagues and parents are currently experiencing school, learning and teaching.
Without conscious observation, we would have gone into "processing" more quickly. It was liberating to understand the mood and attitudes, it felt like we got rid of the "black box" or "blind action".
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
A Student Council wants to find out how to promote real-world learning opportunities
The Student Council – representing seven schools of a district – quite naturally started with their personal impressions when they initiated a project to promote more real-world-learning-opportunities at their schools. But instead of pushing their own ideas they wanted to represent what A LOT of students felt.
Using the Resonance-Tool and most importantly the underlying culture of asking open-ended for perceptions, how everybody experiences learning right now (instead of ratings and assessments) – made the team really understand what could help to make learning and teaching a great real-world-learning-experience in their schools.
Guided by the hub’s methods and steps the team started to resonate with the visualized answers and discussed their impressions. It became obvious that students mentioned totally different ingredients for a great real-world-learning experience. And that they had in common: with all their individuality they were totally divers. So the team formed their design challenge: “how can we – together with our schools – find time, room and space to let students learn as the individual personalities they are?