Wonder-ful schools?

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Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 1.09.56 pm.pngWORKAROUND – WOMEN DESIGN ACTION is hosting a session on Friday August 3 on the City Campus, Design Hub.

The session — led by designer and activist Mary Featherston with teaching staff from Princes Hill Primary School — seeks to convey the essence of the ‘collective inquiry’ educational approach. Working with a filmmaker, students will travel to Mary’s atelier and garden where they will undertake a studio-based learning experience. The children are invited to explore Mary’s life-long collection of natural objects — her personal ‘cabinet of curiosities’. On returning to Design Hub, the children will discuss and unfold their experiences. Children and adults will gather around Design Hub’s purpose-designed ‘round table’ to discuss what this experience has meant to them, what sparked their sense of wonder and curiosity, what they find interesting and what are their passions. They will explore how they pursue their own interests and how they can entice others to explore with them. In this way, the session seeks to reveal how people like to learn.

The culmination of the session from 3-4 pm is a reflection discussion, to which SoEd staff and students are invited.

Reflective Discussion: Envisaging new paradigms for education with Suzie Attiwil, Esme Capp, Mary Featherston, Natalie Robinson, Hannah Rother-Gelder and Fleur Watson
Where: Project Room 1, Level 2, Design Hub, Bld 100, City Campus
When: Friday August 3, 3-4 pm
Bookings: via RMIT Design Hub eventbrite. Email hello.designhub@rmit.edu.au with any questions.

The event will be a live broadcast so you can listen in from your location if they are not able to make it to the Design Hub at this time.

Please share the details of this event with any colleagues and students you think might be interested. 

For more information, click here or see below:
WA_Episode 9_Mary Featherston

With thanks to our colleague in Architecture & Urban Design for the invitation.

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