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Land Artist Creates Ephemeral Stone Art on the Shores of the U.K. Land artist Jon Foreman finds comfort in arranging stones in eye-pleasing formations on the beach. His practice, which he calls Sculpt the World, showcases rocks fashioned into swirling patterns as well as giant circles containing an array of rainbow-esque hues. “This process is therapy to me,” Foreman tells My Modern Met. “The simple act of placing stone upon stone in the sand is very therapeutic. I’m sure we all enjoy a walk on the beach but this process I find to be more immersive; being there in nature, losing myself in the work, having left behind all the stresses of day to day life.”

Foreman lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which is home to a generous coastline. “The beaches here are truly exceptional and there are so many,” he explains, “I doubt I’ve even visited half of them.” Upon his arrival at a beach, he plans to spend four hours there (on average) to create his work of art. Arranging with stone has shown Foreman some of its unexpected qualities. Related Articles: The Good Project. All of us encounter challenges in our lives.

Sometimes these challenges are quickly or easily resolved. Other times, it is not clear what to do, and there is no right or wrong solution. This is a dilemma. When we are faced with a dilemma, it is important to stop and consider our choices carefully. We must also think about how our decisions will affect other people, our communities, and society. In this unit, you will listen to the stories of two people who encountered dilemmas. Click one of the options above to get started. Help us improve your module experience through this survey. Obvious to you. Amazing to others. - by Derek Sivers. Learning community. Globaldigitalcitizen. The power of a provocation… – What Ed Said. Whether it ignites an inquiry or shifts the gears of learning, if it’s fuelled by careful consideration and clear intentions, a ‘provocation‘ can drive powerful learning.

Considering the ‘power of provocations’ with our Lana Fleiszig recently, teachers explored the purpose of provocations, what could be used as provocation and the teacher’s role in the provocation process. The most important question, though, is what might the provocation reveal about our learners, their thinking and learning and where to next? Our teachers collaboratively developed a list of questions to consider when designing provocations: Might the provocation excite/engage the learners and ‘hook’ them into learning?

We’re looking forward to taking it further in the coming ‘ Reveal’ workshop with Sam Sherratt exploring ‘what it means to be aware of, receptive to and curious about what our students are revealing to us so that we can be constantly inquiring into our students and adjusting our planning accordingly.’ Thinking: Shaken Not Stirred. Prov·o·ca·tion (pr v -k sh n) n. 1. The act of provoking or inciting. 2. Our brain needs it. In an inquiry-centered environment learning provocations abound. The recipe?

What are some ways to put that into practice in a classroom? 1. Because they are worth a thousand words. Use various strategies: – I See / I Think / I Wonder – Silent Conversation – Musical Tables etc. There are millions of photos available that can be used in inquiry on various concepts – poverty, conflict, power, gender, multiculturalism, pollution – basically anything and everything. Where is this beautiful city with skyscrapers? It is in Africa, more exactly in Congo. The power of photography. 2. I always use high quality photographs and add intriguing, confusing, or simply powerful words. 3. Whenever I use posters I am looking for simplicity…even minimalism “because it eliminates the obvious and adds the meaningful”.

*You can print your posters in a really big format here. 4. Watch this one to see what I mean. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Strangers- short film.