Collaborative home-building challenge
Collaborative home-building challenge with fifty wooden prisms in the Peony Cottage
As part of our unit of inquiry into homes around the world, we focused one afternoon this week on the following team challenge… In teams of two or three, students were given 50 wooden prisms and invited to design different styles of homes. We spoke about the different features of the homes that each team chose to incorporate into their designs. It was very interesting to observe this collaborative learning experience in the classroom. The students were extremely engaged (some working longer than an hour on the task) and the photos captured hint both at process and product, and providing additional insight into students abilities to work in groups and three dimensions.
(Text and Images by Ms Jacqueline Ousorren)