As part of my inquiry I have been looking into how I can use different methods to grow my learner's voice. As I said the DFI course has helped me see cool ways that can engage learners on a digital format. I have made connections with a teacher from NZ who is teaching in Vanuatu and we intend on building our learners capacity to see different perspectives by creating pen pals. The learners in our partner school do not have digital access so we will be understanding different settings and finding a variety of ways to communicate.
Both classes created a video to give introductions about our schools and so we started analysing the videos to find similarities and differences between our schools. While watching the video we took notes together and then we had access to the video to rewind and grow our understanding in our groups. I started using one of my new learned applications, My Maps with some of the learners to make connections between their school and ours. All learners were excited to share their passions and find out how they could make links with the learners in our partner school as well as question what they saw in the video that they saw as different. Looking forward to grow our understanding and use this in our concept of Community - how are our communities similar and different?
Although we do not know what the future holds I feel we have to attempt to understand what qualities and skills will be needed/desired to be successful adults: creative, risk takers who can self regulate and adapt to a changing environment (with confidence or resilience?). - That's my thoughts anyways. Helping children to accept and understand what ‘comfortable with being uncomfortable so you are prepared for anything’ means.