I’ve been invited to the APLEC didactics conference in Badalona later this month and have had to book my flight with Ryanair, due to the cost of the rival airlines. Fingers crossed the outgoing flight is not cancelled. If I’m forced to spend a few extra days there I can live with that 😉
It will be good to be there to support my Catalan friends in their struggle, but I won’t be tackling any of the riot police!
My friend Francesco Mancini alerted me to these simple but elegant concept. So, I tried it with my class today and it was a great success. The students were too young to go into any geometry, but really enjoyed putting it together.
Just back from an extraordinary weekend in Badalona at the A-PLEC conference. Exhausting n both the mind and the feet, it was an opportunity to make many wonderful new friends and to learn about Catalonia, a subject upon which I was extremely ignorant. Full report to follow, when I have found some energy and caught up on emails!
Here’s an emotional moment with Joan Sallas, Marieke De Hoop and my new friend Pere Bernat at the close of the event.
One of the participants at the recent Sheffield Origami Didactics day was Laura, a teacher at Mundella School in Norton Lees. She’s already put this into practise with her students and has tweeted some images. Check out @MundellaMonkeys
The day went really well – just 7 of us (including Andrew who drove up from Wrexham!), but this allowed a lot more time to get to know each other and discuss things around a table. A good start and I’m thinking about next year already 😉
I’ve been featured in the local magazine “Active 8” (covering the Sheffield * area) and managed to gets some plugs in for my forthcoming “Didactics Day“. Elsewhere, you can learn more fascinating facts about my lifestyle 😉 Click for larger image…
I am organising an origami didactics one day event, to introduce basic folding skills to Sheffield teachers. Does anyone know a good way to send a message to all schools? There used to be an internal mailing list, but now, apparently, I have to mail each school individually. I can’t find a facebook group or any local teaching forums.
November is always a happy month, since the annual International Convention for Didactics of Paperfolding for Educators takes place. It has run every year since 2006, organised by a voluntary team of teachers at Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). The idea of this non-profit event is to develop and record the best modern methods of teaching origami.