Today we had a session where learners received feedback about their journey in the two terms of GM they've been involved in, summing it up with some activities to break the lethargy in the midst of preparations for their first assessment in LASALLE.
See next post on the other activities we did.
Summing up Term 1 Week 2 Lesson 1 with gifting a chilli padi sprout to each learner in VSN 1D. Recap: We kick started GM with everyone searching for the missing lecturer with some clues left on the desk, which lead everyone to Sheng Siong at The Verge shopping mall doing introductions with underground stems, root tubers and fruits like chilli padi. Everyone took home one of these, and what I did was to plant the chilli padi fruit, which sprouted these little seedlings over the course of 14 weeks.
Summing up Term 2 with the return of the humble object, now fired, stable and functional.
Recap: Stoneware clay was distributed to the class for a tactile experience, some learners mixed soil and grog with their clay, then created what they perceive as a 'humble object'. The fired ceramic pieces were also glazed with a variety of glazes that were applied at random and imperfectly to further reiterate the values of wabi-sabi.
From these two activities, I also wanted to show that processes and answers could take time. In this world where a lot of outcomes come instantly and almost like magic, the personal touch is often lost and overlooked.
Lastly, learners deconstructed the grading sheets, which played a huge part in its existence in the classroom space week after week. Students distributed and kept pieces of the chart as relics.
I left the learners with this quote:
Great minds discuss ideas;