Debriefing and team dynamics

We’re not sure what is the exact formula, but we are, each time, impressed and pleasantly surprised, by the fantastic team dynamics our students engage in when participating in our fieldwork programs. Perhaps this is the nature of international travel with thoughtful, intelligent, engaged, sensitive, university students? Perhaps our focus on horizontal pedagogy and empowerment pays off in these contexts? Perhaps we have built a reputation that attracts great students?

Whatever the reason, at tonight’s debriefing (the first of what we will do each night during the trip) was extremely moving. Our students’ questions, concerns, ideas, and suggestions were right on point. They feel inspired, and excited, and of course so do we!

Share

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on print

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Town (and craft) hopping

And we’re off! We’ll be town-hopping through Thursday. Our first stop is Rio Sucio, in which an artisan association in an indigenous reserve focuses on weaving baskets and accessories. Then,

Read More »

Day 2: San Lorenzo

Our town visits started today with an afternoon in San Lorenzo, about 2 hours from Manizales. In true plan-all-you-want-but-this-is-real-life-style, the plan we finalized yesterday evening with the student team had

Read More »

Colombia – here we come!

We are thrilled to have been invited by colleagues in the Universidad Autnoma de Manizales to join them in early June and develop a collaborative DEED program in the beautiful

Read More »
Categories

Related Posts

Mind, Body, Spirit, & Gratitude

By Lindsey Jochets, DEED ’12 What is human composition? Is it a scientific interpretation of the body; oxygen and breath, or the unification and movement of atoms to form blood

Read More »

Town (and craft) hopping

And we’re off! We’ll be town-hopping through Thursday. Our first stop is Rio Sucio, in which an artisan association in an indigenous reserve focuses on weaving baskets and accessories. Then,

Read More »

Day 2: San Lorenzo

Our town visits started today with an afternoon in San Lorenzo, about 2 hours from Manizales. In true plan-all-you-want-but-this-is-real-life-style, the plan we finalized yesterday evening with the student team had

Read More »