Image: Sebastien Gabriel, Unsplash, 2016.
Figuring out what you think (or hope) the exhibition will look like is a important start to the exhibition process. Many of us may have visions of a straight, uncomplicated (but long) road ahead.
Image: Denys Nevozhai, Unsplash, 2018
In reality, exhibition looks a bit like spaghetti junction, most of the time! It is a time of exploration, wrong turns, fast lanes, and exciting open roads.
Image: Annie Spratt, Unsplash, 2017
Having a plan before you start is great and your plan could look something like this:
Identify a global issue or opportunity that has meaning to the student(s) and connects to the school or local context.
Collaborate to develop central idea(s).
Identify group or individual lines of inquiry and student questions.
Connect with mentors and use class time to focus on ongoing exhibition inquiries.
Designate ‘check-in’ times with mentors to monitor and document progress, and to provide feedback and feedforward.
Decide on the culmination of the exhibition to share the learning process. Consider the environmental impact of the culminating event when looking for ways to make the learning visible.
Reflect on the exhibition process.