What challenges have we experienced with exhibition that we want to address?
beautiful vs authentic - made by kids’ hands
need to show the process that the students experience
kids are able to talk about something they did several weeks ago - have something to point to
parents understand the meaning behind what the kids are explaining
helping kids and parents understand that kids will present to all visitors - independently
finding a way for audience to interact in the evening - crowd noise and getting “stuck” in a certain point in the process
flow of people across classrooms,
presenting for hours
presentation of work, adult hand / adult eyes
amount of trash that is created
comparison of group work - not all the same quality
helping parents / audience “see” the amount of work behind the product
each child having an authentic “responsibility” that evening
reconciling several audiences - matter project
What is the purpose of exhibition? Why do we ask students to exhibit their work to a larger audience?