I am particularly struck by Fiore and Elasser and Nan Elasser's (?) experience as a teacher in the Bahamas. In some of the theory we have been reading, we have learned that students creating the curriculum leads to an engaged population and the learning is more connected and deeper than traditional education. It is phenomenal to see that played out in this article. I am also reminded of Women’s Ways of Knowing, as they write about the phases the women are going through on their quest to learn. I really loved that book and the idea that learning is fluid—we move through phases of learning styles depending on the environment and what we are learning. I admire the constructivism the Bahamian women use to learn. Writing the papers in phases shows such a clear progression in their “ways of knowing.”
While I liked the ethnographies, reading more theory-based pieces (I liked all of the ones assigned this week!) help bring the learning in the program full circle. More Freire!
Liz Lemon wedding gif from here.