The 4 phases of all Learning Circles, from February 12 – June 03:
February 12 – March 04
Before we start to learn and work together, it is nice to know who everyone is. Who are you and who are the other participants in the Circle?
Think of a way to introduce your class, school and community on your own school page in the wiki. Make a song or a lipdub, tell us something about your lives, or make a weird group picture! Create an introduction that is interesting for your global classmates.
March 05 – April 01
In this phase we will start exploring the topics of the Circle and present the challenging assignments. Groups will use their school pages to report on conversations they had in their classroom and share their work and stories. Students can make their own choices in the assignments and use all their creativity and knowledge to share contributions.
Created movies, pictures, texts, songs, poems, raps, drawings, works of art, designs, interviews, research, presentations, etc .will be visible for everyone. All participants are able to give and receive feedback and learn with and from each other.
April 02 – April 29
In the first week of this phase, every class creates a good question about the theme for the other participants in the Circle. Classes can be divided into groups to answer all questions in the coming weeks. In this way, students from different schools can work closely on the same question. Answers will be posted in the wiki (with a video, song, text, presentation, photos, etc.) and can be discussed in Skype meetings and in social media, to share insights from different perspectives.
May 14 – June 03
After a ‘May break’ in many countries, the final phase starts. Students have three weeks time to work on their completion. We are all curious about your reflections on learning experiences and your evaluations. With your feedback we can improve our Learning Circles and make the next even more successful.
In the Learning Circles ‘Children’s Rights’ and ‘English Literature’, students are also working individually in a peerScholar assignment. In a letter they share eye-openers and suggestions. In an amazing process of peer learning students reflect on their own work and the work of their peers. With constructive feedback from three Circle classmates, students can improve their letters. A powerful way to learn from and with each other!