Would you believe me if I told you that there is a method that opens up tremendous possibilities for learning and cooperation in totally innovative and creative way you have never ever experienced before?
Here comes more: whoever participates in the method (students, teachers, parents, etc.) have the possibility to practice:
- asking questions,
- offering something of interest to others,
- active listening,
- asking for help and offering help,
- diagramming and/or summarizing a conversation.
The method is called open space technology. The goal of Open Space is to create time and space for participants to engage, ask questions and/or share knowledge around issues of concern to them. Using Open Space in classes can result in a transformative experience for the individuals and
groups involved. It is a simple and powerful way to catalyse effective working conversations and truly invite participants to thrive and act in the role of leader, knowledge sharer, and questioner.
Open Space is useful in almost any context, including:
- pre-test reviews, planning outings,
- managing of curriculum topics,
- classroom management,
- collaboration, and to
- deepen learning about issues and content.
Open Space Technology can be used with the students, or with combinations of students, parents, staff/faculty and is used for faculty gatherings for the purpose of their own look at their issues and opportunities.
Last but not least. Open space technology brings to your school new level of engagement, awake the passion and increase motivation for real and in depth learning.
Would you like to experience the method and learn more about how to use it in your everyday school practice?
Join our course Learner voice: engage students in participative and collaborative learning, where you will have the opportunity to learn and practice methods along with colleagues from all over EU.
Some of the methods that will also be presented at the course are World Cafe, Circle and Appreciative Inquiry.
First opportunity is already in December 2019. Don’t miss it and apply now!
Here are some of the testimonies from or participants that have already attended the course. Published on the SchoolEducationGateway page:
Author: Petra Založnik, BSc in Teacher Education and Sociology of Culture, is educator, evaluator and designer of innovative approaches to learning and teaching in the field of education, also our trainer in the course Learner voice: engage students in participative and collaborative learning