Mary Claire

This week we talked a great deal about Seymour Papert and Donella Meadows. We created a systems map thinking for the issue we are trying to confront with the LCSS students. For me, it was very difficult because I wasn’t exactly sure about systems thinking. I apply more of my time working in organic style or collaborative style thinking. I was able to work with Julia who was able to delve right in, and it helped me a lot. We also worked on designing a prototype for Earth Day. I worked with Andres. We developed a whole cast of characters made out of trash. Our idea was originally a story line surrounding the characters, but then we decided it would be better to allow students to make their own characters and backstory surrounding trash. Our idea was to engage with kids with thinking in new ways about common objects.