May 102010

When its a map….

These images were taking during a project at  Marriotts School in Stevenage

I had my facilitator hat on

and was encouraging Yr7staff and students

to see and use space differently

We armed students with masking tape and asked them to

create a map of their experiences at school.

This map covered the entire floor in the hall.

Over 150 students contributed to it.

This was a very simple idea but the results were fantastic, students worked in groups, negotiating and collaborating.  Spatial awareness was crucial as was developing a visual language together.

Some of the images created had obvious explanations

and some…

were a little more opaque!

Either way,  plenty of things to discuss

and consider.

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