DESIGN AN OPEN-SYSTEM SCHOOL

DESIGN AN OPEN-SYSTEM SCHOOL that takes its elements from the readings, videos and powerpoint slides, and from the schools we have learned about from our Web Research presentations. The idea is to turn abstract theory into concrete forms of life. Organize your paper/powerpoint according to the eight “organs” of school that we have been using so far:1. SPACE: various sized rooms, pathways, multiple commons, indoor-outdoor interfaces, natural light2. TIME: segmentation, flow, spontaneity, flexibility3. GROUPING: large & small, individual, fluid4. CURRICULUM & MATERIALS: project-based, multidisciplinary, emergent, polysymbolic, individualized, customized5. PEDAGOGY: dialogical, interactive, customized, mentorship6. ASSESSMENT: Descriptive Review, multi-modal, formative7. GOVERNANCE: non-hierarchical, agentic, direct democracy8. PARENTS & COMMUNITY: community as resource and object of study; parents as visiting teachers.