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!