On Tuesday, we at Blue Basho discussed the art toolkit for the workshop. For me, I needed to prepare the tasks and materials for the workshop. First, with Neil’s support, we tried to develop the toolkit, and each person shared their own ideas for the workshop. Then the peers listened and gave the so-called “clean feedback” technique. I realised that this feedback criterion was really important because, instead of misinformation, it could be used to stimulate the peers’ thinking by preparing explanations of what they said they were describing and responding to comments and questions in a certain fixed way. Immediately, they saw the validity of this, but in this case, I still gave less accurate advice, which I found more direct, even though it was a little difficult for the other person to understand.
Next, I was the second to explain my workshop. I took away from this exercise because my toolkit was about ‘inhabiting practice’, which means we have to practice. This is the first time I have designed a toolkit for a group. I was really excited because I wanted to realise my own idea of what it is. What does it entail? How do I go about defining it? As I tried to design it, I recalled my previous teaching experiences and of course, some of the ideas had value. I got comments from professors and peers. The subject matter was good, and the operation went well. However, the symbols on my drawings were not accurate enough and also, I had to get learners to make up 50 words in 15 minutes. The feedback from the group members was that it was not possible. I realised that this was an impossible task. I freshened up my process again, and every five minutes should be coherent. Why not write keywords? Why not let the participants be better entertained? I’m considering these suggestions now and reorganising my structure. I should also note that Neil pointed out some good ideas, such as that my graphics have a clear meaning. After the class, I will give myself some time to find some examples of the toolkit, and I am sure it will help me.
The structure for the model is shown below in the triggers provided as a framework as follows:
Something that you said or did that worked well for me was …….;
I interpret this as meaning …..;
Something that you said or did didn’t work so well so for was …;
I interpret this as meaning;
Something I would have preferred you to say or do was …;
I would have interpreted this as meaning …