1. What big question do you have about Liberating Structures as we begin our time together?
"Ah ha" moments that remain with you for a lifetime happen at times when you least expect them. For me, as a recent member of a BCEd (Royal Roads) blended learning graduate cohort, one of these "ah ha" moments occurred during our 2-week face-to-face classes. I was amazed to see how our cohort members waited and sought out the opinions of everyone in the room before moving on to the next topic. The experience seemed to happen naturally, perhaps because of the cohort's personalities, but now, with my awareness of liberating structures, I feel some hidden structure was involved.
My "big question" about Liberating Structures is to look at how the structures work specifically in classes with different cultural backgrounds. I imagine some work better than others and look forward to hearing your thoughts and experiences.
2. What do you hope to get from and give this group this week?
I am curious about the directions the discussions will take this group. I look forward to sharing my experiences of working, training and living in and with different cultures.