In week nine, we got to enjoy poetry the way poetry was intended to be enjoyed--we listened to it. This was an eye opening experience for many students. Some commented on the rigors of poetry recitation; others commented on the beauty of the poems; all came to a new appreciation for poetry. Additionally, we continued to work on our design project, which has been an incredible journey in project based learning.
During Week 8, the designers were working on composing a group systems model, which is a design exercise that Tom Wujec describes in his TED Talk "Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast". Additionally, we were preparing for the midterm, which was a poetry recitation. Finally, some of the students were wrapping up thank you letters to host teachers after completing their field research.