“Guidance workshop”, a narrative group approach to promote Learning to Learn 1. Introduction Since 2007 I coordinate a pedagogical guidance service, “Let’s talk about it”, at Milano-Bicocca University. This year the service is trasforming, starting from the name that changed to “Guidance workshop”. This new educational service like the former one will be responsible for supporting students in university choice, the main change involves the setting: we moved from a more traditional reflection group to the costruction of a narrative workshop setting, careful to educational dimension. 2. Objectives The workshop is designed for students, both incoming and already enrolled, in quest of guidance. All workshops are conducted by one or more expert students (enrolled to Master degree in Pedagogical Science). Concretely, the setting consists of istallations, like museum ones, aimed to activate students’ reflexivity during the workshop. Istallations contain biographical stories and drawings and other materials designed to generate reflective activities. Different kinds of languages (drawing, speech and writing) are offered to the participants. The epistemological idea at the basis is working on polarities (e.g. dream and context) and start from these to carry out connections together with students to generate learnings, or as Gregory Bateson would say “learning to learn”. 3. Metodology From the standpoint of theory and methodology, the worshop is inspired by the theory of systemic- constructivist (Bateson, Maturana, Valera, Keeney), biographical narrative practices (Formenti, Demetrio, Josso), museum pedagogy (Munari), theater, and animation. 4. Results and Conclusions. The work is still ongoing, our current conclusions regard the way we have chosen to rethink the setting. We reviewed the proposed narrative activities, building the full setting on storytelling, in particular paying more attention to the ongoing learning process. The choosen experimental path (Formenti 2009, Vitale 2012) consisted in combining the rigor of the educational practice with the imagination of the artistic dimension.
|Citazione:||Vitale, A. (2014). Guidance workshop. In Maria Francesca Freda (a cura di), Reﬂexivity in Higher Education. Research and Models of Intervention for Underachieving Students. Aracne editrice.|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Tipo:||Capitolo o saggio|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-2014|
|Titolo del libro:||Reﬂexivity in Higher Education. Research and Models of Intervention for Underachieving Students|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in libro|