Thomas SThe Kieve-Wavus Educator's Conference (KWEC) Wiki is a collaborative research effort in the fields of education and interdisciplinary studies focused on student driven education. This repository of information is co-created, aggregated and shared by the KWEC conference for use by individuals, schools, and organizations. KWEC is a convened by The Bridge Year: A Kieve Wavus Education School.
KWEC 14 is scheduled for August 11-15 2014
More information will be released in January 2014!
"This process of inscribing, of writing fieldnotes, helps the field researcher to understand what [he/she] has been observing in the first place and, thus, enables him to participate in new ways, to hear with greater acuteness, and to observe with a new lens.”
a structured, narrative record of your experience that records the place you are in,the weather, ecosystems, people, and architecture, in a given day. The Log might include:
a general geospacial description,
interdiciplinary observations (history, sociology, science, quantitative or technological reasoning,
species/other lists, travel,
and important details about each day.
This log is a careful summary of observations and jottings taken throughout the day and includes text, image, video, sketches and more. This entry could take approx.45-60 minutes to write-up/curate, but can take longer depending on the day of record. It would be ideal to record 1 consecutive day in the conference and one introductory log.
Technology: Evernote, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, other
The role of a Field note entry is to pursue personal questions about a topic, thing or process through observation. Information should be gathered over time (see Evernote jottings example) and then presented in a formal layout similar to the Experience Log.
An excellent field note allows the reader to see the development of the author’s understanding from their first encounter with the topic, thing, or process, the following observations of the topic, thing, or process, and if possible the testing of hypotheses/design through further observations (and readings).
Quality questions are almost as important as the answers in a field note. Information generally might include observations about distinguishing features of the concepts, science, practice, technology and trends in student driven education. This Information comes from the daily observations made in notes combined with additional research,and other references.
Mark Springer and I have created as site in which we attempted to capture key dimensions of learning that is student-driven. As we worked thorugh our ideas, we came to see how hard it can be to describe the nature of such learning in ways that support implementation.