Monday, 26 May 2014

Open Water Learning Adventure

John Dewey, the American educational and social reformist is famous for the quote: “Give pupils something to do, not something to learn.” This past week, I’ve continued to hear life changing stories about some of our senior DL students who experienced the SALT program earlier this month. Much was learned from the “do” of living together on the open seas for five days with the common goal of navigating a big ship. Much was reflected upon in regard to self and community as students were reliant only on one another while removed from all technology and the outside world. Dewey is so very right. Thanks to Mrs. Harrington and Mr. Wilson of SOSS for giving of themselves to create such a lasting learning experience for everyone involved!

                                                    ~ Will

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