Sunday, 5 July 2009

Tangled Feet Outcomes

It's always good practice to reflect on your learning, especially when the activity has been unusual and challenging. Could you respond to this post with a comment about the Tangled Feet residency? I'm particularly keen to discover what kind of learning took place, so please try to respond to these key questions:

1. What skills did you personally develop during the week?
2. What did you find challenging and how did you respond?
3. What could the school learn from the project?
4. What would you like to see happen as a direct consequence of this residency?

4 comments:

Amber Rowe said...

I think the most important skill I learnt during this week was one I least expected and also the one I found most challenging. I learned after the first couple of days that when working in a large group of people, you have to learn to rely on other people just as much as you rely on yourself.
There was such a variety of people with different skills that the was almost instantly a group divide and within these groups I found that people took on roles by themselves and worked out how to best work with each other. So I had to learn to rely on other people when I wanted to do anything.
I really enjoyed working with everyone and I think that without such a variety of people it wouldn't of been such a fun week. I feel I've been taught alot by Tangled Feet but also from the other students in all years.
I would like Tallis to be a playground for many more projects like this, and I think that every person involved learned more than could of been predicted. Because we split into these groups it was quite individual based learning as we grouped into skills we were already comfortable with and then had to collaborate with the other groups, learning the skills we weren't so confident about. As well the social skills of working in such a large group/team. The final day/performance was important I think as it made everyone recognise what they had learnt.

Amber Rowe said...

Is learnt an actual word? or is it learned?

Tom Wheeler said...

1. What skills did you personally develop during the week? - I felt I learnt a lot! I learnt about event management and how installations can be install and a look at both sides! I am very used to working in the technical field however it was amazing to do some acting during the week too! I enjoyed working with all diffrent years and I think that it is very interesting to see how all the years could work togeather with each other. I felt I have also devloped my team working skills.


2. What did you find challenging and how did you respond? - I found it challanging to do the acting side of things, it is somthing which is compleatly out of my comfort zone, and was somthing I was not expecting to do. However I decided that it would not be a good thing to try and sit it out but to join in, in the end I really enjoyed it!

3. What could the school learn from the project? - I think it showed a large number of things! The main few being (as highlighted aboth) that people from diffrent year groups can work togeather it was interesting to see this work as it is somthing which will happen during the vertical tutor groups! I also think that it helped promote creativity arround the school, doing somthing diffrent. I hured at least 2 students say they thought they had learnt more skills in the 1 week then they would have done if they had gone to lessons! - I think the evgent also highlighted how well behaved students at Tallis are and how they acted towards the things happening arround the school was mainly positive!

4. What would you like to see happen as a direct consequence of this residency? - I think that it was interesting to hear that the students were interested in staying as a group, is there stuff we can help them do? Could Tallis form its own Tangled Feet kind of thing as an after school club?.

Tom

ttgunner said...

I think the most important skill ive learnt(learned) is that if you work with people who are not sure what the goal of the task is its up to you to make them feel passionate about it. I have really enjoyed this week and i know the other student have to. My favorite thing was the diversity and veriety of students and tanglers. I think it help the group to work constructively and find leaders to help them.
my only negative point is that they could of started the planning earlier.
thank you for letting me take part
tom